Land Development Metrics

Time to Complete by Task

The language used in the residential, commercial, and site infographics is reflective of the task language used in the PLUS permitting process. Please note that the "In Review" numbers for Residential and Commercial Building reflect the days it takes for building reviewers to complete their review, it does not include the time it takes for outside reviewers to complete their reviews.

Applications go through Application Submittal Review for completeness and sufficiency within­ two business days of the submission date. If an application is deemed complete, it moves to the next step of the workflow, typically the technical review.  The review process is subject to the completeness of an application, whether additional rounds of reviews are needed, and the applicant’s response to staff comments. Please view these current metrics for additional information. You will be able to see the status of your application when you log into your PLUS account and check processing status under the Record Info tab.

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Residential Permits. Click to Enlarge.
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Commercial Permits - Fast Track. Click to Enlarge.
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Commercial Permits - Non-Fast Track. Click to Enlarge.
 
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Site Plans. Click to Enlarge.
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Trade Permits. Click to Enlarge.
Peer Review time to complete
Commercial Permits - Peer Review. Click to Enlarge.
 


Pre-PLUS Metrics Archive

Check out these Time-to-Approval and Volumetrics infographics that provide a snapshot of the review timelines and volume of permits received and issued leading up to the PLUS launch in October 2022.

Residential Building Permits Time-to-Approval

Please use this Residential Building Permit Time-to-Approval (TTA) infographic to help inform your estimated timeline when applying for a residential building permit through Land Development Services (LDS). The "Current Expected Time-to-Approval" reflects the amount of calendar days, NOT business days, it may take to receive your approved permit. If your permit application uses typical details, this "Current Expected Time-to-Approval" could be shorter. If your permit application is more complex or incomplete, the "Current Expected Time-to-Approval" could be longer. For single-family dwelling, townhouse, retaining wall, deck, detached addition, and demolition, there may be a site component to consider (see the Site Plan TTA infographic for site-related "Current Expected Time-to-Approval").

Commercial Building Permits Time-to-Approval

Please use this Commercial Building Permit Time-to-Approval (TTA) infographic to help inform your estimated timeline when applying for a commercial building permit through Land Development Services (LDS). The "Current Expected Time-to-Approval" reflects the amount of calendar days, NOT business days, it may take to receive your approved permit. If your permit application is more complex or incomplete, the "Current Expected Time-to-Approval" could be longer. For detached addition and new commercial building, there may be a site component to consider (see the Site Plan TTA infographic for site-related "Current Expected Time-to-Approval").

Site Plans Time-to-Approval

Please use this Site Plan Time-to-Approval (TTA) infographic to help inform your estimated timeline when applying for a site-related plan through Land Development Services (LDS). The "Current Expected Time-to-Approval" reflects the amount of calendar days, NOT business days, it may take to receive your approved plan. If your plan application is more complex or incomplete, the "Current Expected Time-to-Approval" could be longer. The reference to DPE or NonDPE in the Major Site Plan infographic refers to those plans that go through the Designated Plans Examiner (DPE) process versus those that do not go through a Designated Plans Examiner (NonDPE).

Site Plans Time-to-Approval

Please use this Site Plan Time-to-Approval (TTA) infographic to help inform your estimated timeline when applying for a site-related plan through Land Development Services (LDS). The "Current Expected Time-to-Approval" reflects the amount of calendar days, NOT business days, it may take to receive your approved plan. If your plan application is more complex or incomplete, the "Current Expected Time-to-Approval" could be longer.

Land Development Volumetrics

Household Appliance permit and inspections data not included in this month's volumetrics.

The Volumetrics infographic provides Land Development Services (LDS) data related to the volume of plans and permits issued and approved as well as the number of inspections conducted for a given month.

 

Annual Report

Land Development Services’ "by the numbers" annual report demonstrates the volume of plans reviewed, permits issued and inspections conducted, as well as other metrics integral to the department's service delivery.


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