Plan Check Process
NEW DIGITAL PROCESS! We are now only accepting digital plans in PDF format by email. Plans can be submitted on any day but will be input and reviewed Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Approximate time for reviewing plans is two to four weeks.
Commercial Projects - Plans shall be submitted for review for all buildings, tenant improvements, fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, commercial hood systems, mechanical, electrical, etc.
Residential Projects - Plans and site plans including the driveway profile and closest hydrant/water supply shall be submitted for residential plan checks per the detailed instructions found on the Residential Plan Submittal Requirements page.
You will be notified by telephone or email when the plan review is complete and your approved plans will be emailed to you.
Plans will be electronically approved on El Dorado County LMIS after receipt of the final plan check payment.
After approval, you must print out the approved plans and a copy shall be available on the jobsite at all scheduled inspections.
Who do I submit Fire Sprinkler Plans to?
This is broken into two different categories: Commercial or Residential. See below for the details.
For Commercial Buildings:
All new or modified commercial projects require fire sprinkler plans to be submitted to the Fire Department's Prevention Division for review and approval. The submittal will also include a fee based on the number of fire sprinkler heads.
For Residential Buildings:
All new residences applied for on or after January 1, 2011 are required to have a residential fire sprinkler system installed. The El Dorado County Building Department is the Authority having jurisdiction for all submittals, reviews, approvals, and inspections of new residential fire sprinkler systems. Please contact them at (530) 621-5775 for detailed information.
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