We obtain permits from New England to Florida. Listed below are a few of our notes on the most frequently visited building departments.
NYC – Requires expediters to be registered and has a form and a process for every task. The permit process remains consistent throughout the boroughs, as do the plan requirements. Special Inspections are a more recent requirements and have added a process to assist the final project closeout.
Long Island – Forms, required submissions, review process and timing will vary between building depts. Be aware, many building depts. require a survey be submitted with your application, even with interior only alterations.
Westchester, Upstate and Downstate NY – From Yonkers to Little Falls, forms applications and the process will vary. Look at RPZ requirements for any new construction/enlargements.
Plans for ADA improvements are reviewed by the state agency and permitted through the locality.
Philadelphia – requires expediters to be licensed. We renew this annually as we navigate various department reviews. Plans often need review by streets and zoning along with other standard departments.