Administrative Review Submittal Requirements

Note: Bolded items are required for Administrative Completeness determination when applicable to project.
  • Alert!! Depending on project scope, your application may require prior approval from Regional Flood Control District (RFCD).
  • PDF file of construction drawings.
  • Construction Documents clearly indicating the location, nature and extent of proposed work.
  • PDF file of sealed structural calculations if design uses engineered systems.
  • PDF file of soils report when footings are placed on fill.

Cover Sheet

  • Square footage for the livable area, garage, and porch(es).
  • Plan index, code edition.
  • Snow load (Mount Lemmon), seismic design category and project address.
  • If grading 14,000 square feet or more, indicate whether you want a Section 10 Certificate of Coverage.  (Y/N) 

Site/Grading Plan (Drawn to scale)

  • Setbacks from the property lines to the new and existing construction.
  • Indicate the exterior accessible route.
  • Existing and proposed topography.
  • Finish floor elevation and pad elevation.
  • North arrow.
  • Location of all utilities and walls/fences.
  • Provide limits of graded area, clearly marked, and location of all proposed structures including fences, walls, pool, septic system, and utilities (if applicable, show location and method of connection to public sewer).
  • Show compliance with NPPO when grading exceeding 14,000 sf.
  • Provide HDZ checklist and spread sheet.
  • Include height and steepness of the cut and fill slopes, as well as methods of stabilization on graded areas and slopes (rip rap slopes steeper than 3H:1V revegetate slopes 3H:1v or less).

Site/Retaining Walls

  • Provide the design for site walls proposed with this permit.
  • Provide height, length, and type of wall/fence.
  • Engineering is required for walls over 7 feet high.
  • Engineering is required for retaining walls over 4 feet high, measured from the bottom of the footing, or for any retaining walls with applied surcharge loads (e.g. driveways, slopes, etc.).

Floor Plan

  • Provide dimensioned plan view with all rooms labeled.
  • Show proposed construction, window and door schedules, lateral bracing methods with braced wall line identified, and label all rooms.
  • Indicate the types of fireplace, fixtures/appliances and all safety glazing.

Exterior Elevation

  • Show all sides of the house with dimensions.
  • Show existing and proposed grade, windowsill heights, and chimney heights.

Building Sections

  • Provide dimensioned sections.
  • Indicate wall finishes, heights of ceilings and drops, and fireplace details.
  • Reference all framing and foundation details.

Foundation Plan

  • Provide plan view of dimensioned foundation layout.
  • Provide footing detail(s) showing size, reinforcements, anchor bolts spacing/embedment, hold-downs, post to footing connections, minimum footing depth, and clearance from finish grade.
  • Reference soil-bearing pressure, and concrete compressive strength.

Framing Plan

  • Provide a plan view of floor and/or roof framing.
  • Provide connection details showing ledger attachment, roof/floor/wall sheathing attachment, post to beam attachment, etc.
  • Provide connection details of deck attachment to structure.
  • Provide the size, spacing, species, and grade of materials.
  • Provide a sealed truss layout and engineered truss design.
  • Shop drawings must be approved by the engineer of record.
  • Reference all details on the framing plan.

Roof Plan

  • Provide plan view of roof.
  • Indicate slopes, drainage, and materials.
  • Provide ventilation calculations and roof vent locations.
  • Provide details for roof scuppers, drains, flashing and skylights.

Mechanical Plan 

  • Provide plan view with all rooms labeled.
  • Provide ACCA Manuals J, S and D calculations (8th edition) or provide signed contract or other legally binding documentation verifying proof of enrollment in the Energy Star for Homes Program.
  • Indicate heating and cooling units, capacity, location demand or input, and duct material/insulation.
  • Indicate size and location for furnace combustion air, flues, return/supply air ducts, dryer vents, exhaust fans, thermostats, condenser systems including drains.

Plumbing Plan

  • Provide plan view with all rooms labeled.
  • Indicate location, size, material, and developed length of all piping including drainage/waste/vent (DWV), water and gas.
  • Indicate location and size of water heater, water heater TPR , discharge pipe, and termination point.
  • Indicate locations of clean-outs, water shut off and pressure reducing valves.
  • List site water pressure, and provide fixture schedules.
  • Provide DWV isometrics.
  • Indicate sewer or on-site disposal system.
  • If sewer, show location and method of connection to public sewer.
  • Provide fixture schedule with fixture units.
  • Indicate location and demand of water meters and gas meters.

Electric Plan

  • Provide plan view with all rooms labeled
  • Provide service/subpanel, receptacles, lights, circuits with circuit numbers, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detector, ground fault interrupters, and arc-fault circuit interrupters.
  • Panel schedule with circuits, overcurrent devices, conductor sizes, fault current analysis and AIC rating.
  • Single-line diagram with grounding and bonding systems.
  • Service/subpanel load calculations and service size.

Energy Conservation Code Compliance

  • Provide energy conservation code calculations or show compliance with current code, chapter 11.
  • Identify 75% of lamps and/or fixtures are high-efficacy.
  • Air tightness and duct tightness will be tested using a "blower door" and "duct blaster" respectively.  The addition can be tested separately or as part of the whole house.  See Benefits of Air Sealing for more information.  See Blower Door Testing for Additions  for tips on preparing for a "blower door" test.

Outdoor Lighting

  • Provide outdoor lighting code documentation.
  • Indicate lighting area and lot surface area.
  • Provide lumen calculations/tabulations, individual light fixture outputs that are keyed to the plan, or show compliance with prescriptive requirement of Pima County Outdoor Lighting Code.

Deferred Submittals

  • Deferred items shall be submitted to Pima County Building Safety for review and approval prior to installation. Note on cover sheet all items to be deferred.
  • A separate revision application is required prior to the installation of deferred items.
  • Minimum 1 hour revision fee applies to each deferred item.
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