Fast Track Building Plan Review

Construction-ready plans for non-complex commercial and residential projects are reviewed by dedicated county staff on a first-come, first-serve basis. The speed at which a plan is reviewed is commensurate with the number of plans submitted at any given time. Current review times are available online.

To be accepted into the Fast Track program, submitted work is expected to be simple in non-complicated spaces with non-complex trades. When applicable, Health Department reviews must be completed prior to submission to the Fast Track Program. 

County plan reviewers have the authority to remove a plan from the Fast Track Program if he or she determines the complexity of the work will require more than 30 minutes to review.

Commercial Projects

Eligible commercial projects for the Fast Track Program are listed below.

  • Systems Furniture
  • Tenant space demolitions
  • Sale trailers
  • Sales offices in model home garages
  • Awnings with no posts
  • Tenant Fit-outs for eligible occupancies and square footage as listed in the table below

 

Group

Permissible area of tenant space (square feet)

Normal Submission

Located in a CRD1

A-22

4,500

4,500

B2

10,000

15,000

E

4,500

10,000

F

4,500

4,500

I

4,500

10,000

M

10,000

15,000

R-1

4,500

4,500

R-2

4,500

4,500

R-4

4,500

4,500

S

4,500

15,000

U

4,500

4,500

1CRDs are community revitalization districts.

2Food service occupancies with no hoods only. Any space which contains an existing or new hood is ineligible for the Fast Track Program.

 

Residential Projects

Eligible residential improvements are listed below.

  • One-story additions 500 square feet in area or less
  • Decks
  • Finished basements
  • Retaining walls 4 feet or less in height (segmented walls and tiered walls are ineligible)
  • Garages 500 square feet in area or less
  • Sheds 500 square feet in area or less and greater than 256 square feet (sheds 256 square feet or less do not require a permit)
  • Interior alterations
  • Swimming pools
  • HVAC certifications
  • Solar Panels
  • Truss Shop Drawings

 

For program or eligibility questions, please contact Building Plan Review at 703-631-5101, TTY 711 or via email.
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