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WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS ELECTRONICALLY

In the interest of public health and safety, the Building and Safety Department counter is closed to the public.

New digital services are in place to serve the public.

NEW DIGITAL PLAN SUBMITTAL

Fill out a building permit application and submit it with your plans, include permit type and address in subject line

Building Application

Permit applications and plans will be accepted at

http://cpdftp.org/filedrop/E-Submittals

* Note PDF files submitted cannot be protected or digitally signed that prohibits editing.  Your plans will be secured once approved and stamped.

**Note We can not accept files larger than 200MB.  For files larger than 200MB submit more than one file if necessary, i.e. Architectural, MEP, Structural.

RESUBMITTALS

Resubmittals will not be excepted without a written narrative.  Upon submittal of additional reviews include the following

Resubmittal Form

* All resubmittals must be routed to the Building and Safety Dept. Upon approval from other departments we will route your plans for review.

Plans, corrections and permits will be reviewed electronically and issued via email. Applicants will not receive a paper copy of their approved documents, and it will be the responsibility of the applicant to print documents for all inspections.

Due to the temporary closure of Building and Safety public counter you can email questions to building@cityofpalmdesert.org or call us at (760) 776-6420.

 

INSPECTION REQUESTS

Inspection requests can be made by emailing

inspections@cityofpalmdesert.org

When requesting an inspection provide the following:

  • Address
  • Permit Number
  • Type of Inspection
  • Contact Person and phone number

DESIGN PROFESSIONALS

Design professionals, such as Architects and Engineers, whose “wet” signature is required for submittal of hard copy plans will be required to obtain a “digital signature” key for signature of electronically submitted plans. Non-design professionals shall sign plans via electronic signature.  Click Here  details about digital and electronic signature requirements.

UPDATED EMERGENCY DIGITAL SIGNATURES emergency regulations

PERMIT EXPIRATION

California Building Code, Section 105.5 provides that every permit issued by the Building & Safety Department shall become invalid WHEN:

  • The building or work authorized by such permit is not commenced within 1 year from the date of such permit, or
  • The building or work authorized by such permit is suspended or abandoned at any time after the work is commenced for a period of 1 year, or
  • The person or entity to which the permit is issued fails to request a first inspection within 1 year from the date the permit was issued.

PERMIT EXTENSIONS

California Building Code Section 105.5 provides any person/permittee holding an unexpired permit may apply for an extension of the time within which work may commence under that permit which the permittee is unable to commence work within the time required by this section for good and satisfactory reasons. The building official may extend the time for action by the permittee for a period not exceeding 180 days on written request by the permittee showing that circumstances beyond the control of the permittee have prevented action from being taken.

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