When can I start work after approval of my tenant improvement plans?

After you obtain all the required approvals and pay the Permit Fee, the Community Development Department will issue you a building permit. Now you can start construction. At certain stages of construction, your contractor must request a building inspection. See below for the typical sequence of required inspections for a Tenant Improvement:

  1. Demolition
  2. Installation of under slab/ ground plumbing and electrical.
  3. Foundation placement of reinforcement steel (rebar)
  4. Interior wall framing and rough electric, plumbing and mechanical.
  5. T-Bar ceiling and rough trades (electrical, plumbing and mechanical).
  6. Drywall nailing.
  7. Utility Release of electrical and or gas service.
  8. Final Inspection.
  9. After all required inspections are approved and required approvals from other divisions and/or departments are obtained, our Building Inspector will notify the utility company to release the electric meter and a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued. The issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy authorizes you to occupy and use the facility based on the permitted use shown on the Certificate of Occupancy.

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1. Do I need a building permit?
2. How do I apply for a building permit?
3. What is the typical plan review process and time?
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8. Can I open my business before the site inspection?
9. What is a tenant improvement?
10. What does a tenant improvement application consist of?
11. When can I start work after approval of my tenant improvement plans?
12. How do I schedule a building inspection?