What permit application and plan review fees are required?

Please see the DPIE Fee Schedule.

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1. Is the online submission of a Building Permit with Use & Occupancy (U&O) the correct process for the Tenant Fit-Out?
2. Can the Building Permit with Use & Occupancy (U&O) application be submitted separately from the Planning submission for the building shell and related site improvements?
3. Can the Building Permit with Use & Occupancy (U&O) application be submitted in parallel with the Planning submission, or does it need to be submitted after Planning approvals are received?
4. What is the estimated timeframe for processing and issuing a Building Permit with Use & Occupancy (U&O) application?
5. Is there any other pertinent information regarding Tenant Fit-Out Permits that we should be aware of?
6. For the Building Permit with Use & Occupancy (U&O) (type CU Commercial with Use) Tenant Fit-Out Application, is a separate submittal to the Fire Department required or is it part of the Building Pe
7. Are sprinkler/fire alarm drawings to be submitted with the Building Permit with Use & Occupancy (U&O) application, or are they submitted separately by the vendor contractor?
8. If the sprinkler/fire alarm drawings are submitted separately by the vendor contractor, does any of the information need to be shown on the Tenant Fit-Out drawings?
9. For the Building Permit with Use & Occupancy (U&O) application, is a separate submittal to the Health Department required, or is it part of the Building Permit with U&O application?
10. Will the Building Permit with Use & Occupancy (U&O) application process route to any other departments?
11. For the Building Permit with Use & Occupancy (U&O) (type CU Commercial with Use) Tenant Fit-Out Application, are there any other permits/approvals required?
12. Are there any approvals required prior to submitting the Building Permit with Use & Occupancy (U&O) application?
13. Is Landlord authorization/signature required as part of the permit application submittal?
14. Must a contractor be selected before we submit a permit application?
15. What permit application and plan review fees are required?
16. Are plan review fees submitted with permit application/plans or when the permit is issued?
17. Can fees be paid online with a credit card, or do they need to be paid by check?
18. Is a separate submittal required for racking/shelving that is under 5 feet?
19. Is a separate permit required for Material Handling Equipment (MHE) such as conveyance systems?
20. Are energy calculations forms required?
21. Are structural calculations required? When are they required?
22. Is a site plan required for a Tenant Fit-Out?
23. Is an asbestos survey required?
24. Is an authorized agent form required?
25. How long is the Building Permit with U&O approval valid? If an extension is needed, what is the process?
26. Are plan reviews completed in-house or by a Third Party reviewer?
27. Is the Sprinkler/Fire Alarm Building Permit application submitted to DPIE, the Fire Department, or another department?
28. Can the Sprinkler/Fire Alarm Building Permit application be submitted at the same time as the Building Permit with U&O application and reviewed in parallel?
29. What is the estimated timeframe for processing and issuing the sprinkler/fire alarm building permit?
30. Can the WSSC Plumbing/Gas Permit application be submitted at the same time as the Building Permit with Use & Occupancy (U&O) permit application and reviewed in parallel?
31. What is the estimated timeframe for WSSC review and issuance of the Plumbing/Gas Permit?