Building & Safety

Building & Safety

Over the Counter Plan Review Thresholds

Depending on the complexity of your project and the completeness of your plans and adherence to code, the Plans Examiner may be able to process your permit over-the-counter.

Building ImagesIf the project is too complex, then it will be either placed in our 24-hour behind-the-counter review process or our 2-week behind-the-counter review process. Below is a list of the permits we can process over-the-counter on most occasions.

  • Swimming Pools and Spas Patio Covers *
  • Second Story Decks *
  • ICBO listed Awnings, Patio Covers, Patio Enclosures and Car Ports
  • Residential Retaining Walls *
  • Masonry Garden Walls *
  • Re-roofs
  • Window Replacements
  • New Exterior Siding
  • Accessory Detached Structures (less than 500 square feet and single story)
  • Residential Electrical Meter Upgrades
  • Minor Plumbing or Mechanical Repairs or Replacements
  • Minor Fire Damage Repairs

*Using our City Standard Drawings

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3900 Main St. 3rd Floor
Riverside, CA 92522

Phone: (951) 826-5697

Fax: (951) 826-5622

Permits Issued
Mon - Fri 7:30am - 4:30pm
Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:00pm
Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays
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