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Commercial Project Permits

On initial submittal, two (2) complete sets of civil engineering and architectural plans are required for review and approval along with the application form.

For new building projects, submittal shall be blackline prints or plotted drawings.*

Each set of plans, depending on size or nature of the project, shall include all of the following items. Interior finish-out or remodels need only provide those items marked with **.

    1. Site plan - indicating all setbacks, parking spaces and calculations, driveways, fire lanes, vehicle stacking spaces, sidewalks, landscaping, etc.

** 2. Site plan indicating specific location of the proposed lease within the building, parking spaces and parking calculations of entire site. 

** 3. Floor plans.

    4. Exterior and interior elevation plans. 

** 5. Corridor sections and details.

    6. Wall and building sections. 

** 7. Other sections such as stairways, accessibility, guardrails, toilet plans, etc.

** 8. Door and window schedules and details.

    9. Structural plans such as columns, beams, roof framing, other framing, etc.

    10. Foundation plans and details. 

** 11. Plumbing plans, including plumbing risers in all commercial food handling establishments and all commercial occupancies where chemicals are discharged into the City sewer system. 

** 12. Details for the chase used for grease hood vents; location of fire dampers.

    13. Final plat (show finished floor elevations where lots are adjacent to flood plains; show all proposed easements).

    14. Grading plans (include benchmark).

    15. Paving plans (include paving details and soils information).

    16. Water and sanitary sewer plans (including profiles for all sanitary sewer mains and water lines 12" in size or larger).

    17. Drainage plans (include storm sewer design). All designs must include detention requirements, drainage divides, drainage calculations: (A) Area, (B) Time of concentration, (C) Intensity, (D) Run-off coefficients.

    18. Screening wall plans, if required.
 
    19. Evidence of asbestos survey or letter from design architect or engineer for remodel projects.

Note
After all tracking topics and plan review have been approved, a total of three (3) sets of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil engineering plans and three (3) digital file (CD-PDF/TIFF) shall be submitted for final processing.

All construction permits listed must have Carrollton registered subcontractors stated on the application prior to issuance.

Key 
** "As-Built" or "Record Drawing" two (2) sets of 22" x 34" in size and with blackline prints and 1 digital (TIFF-300 dpi moncohrome) file will be required at final acceptance by the Engineering Department for civil engineering plans.

Residential Project Permits

Single Family Dwellings
The following plans are required for submittal along with the completed application form:
 
 1. Plot plan (2 copies)
 
 2. One complete set of house plans
 
 3. Foundation plan and details (designed by an engineer registered in the State of Texas)
 
 4. Energy Code information

Note
If a minimum finished floor elevation has been designated on the plat, a letter from a registered surveyor must be submitted prior to the foundation inspection indicating that a survey has been performed and the minimum finished floor is in compliance.

Residential Additions
The following are required for submittal along with the completed application form:
 
 1. Plot plan (2 copies)
 
 2. Scaled floor and elevation drawings
 
 3. Complete framing information
 
 4. Foundation plan and details
 
 5. Door and window schedule
 
 6. Floor plan of the connecting area of existing home with rooms labeled and all windows and doors shown and sized
 
 7. Energy Code information

Pools and Spas
Two (2) plot plans showing the specific location of the pool or spa. The plot plans must show the approval stamp of the servicing electrical utility company.

Specific Permits

Signs
The following are required for submittal along with the completed application form:
 
 1. Sign dimensions.
 
 2. Sign specifications.
 
 3. Signs shall be designed and constructed to with-stand a wind pressure of not less than 30 pounds per square foot of area.
 
 4. Two (2) copies of the plot plan showing the specific location of a free-standing sign.

Fences, Satellite Dishes, Retaining Walls
Applicant should submit two (2) plot plans of the property indicating location of the proposed fence, retaining wall or satellite dish. Permits are required with engineered design for retaining walls above four (4) feet in height.

Last updated: 3/27/2013 4:49:38 PM