OVER THE COUNTER (OTC) REVIEW:
To include gas lines, fences, spas, like for like change outs, very minor tenant improvements (addition of a wall or electric circuit), residential patios, gazebos, demolition, signs etc. Each of these would be examined on a case-by-case basis and depending on the complexity could be reviewed and approved at the counter.
Involves plans too complex to review OTC but can be reviewed and approved in 1 - 3 working days. Examples would include minor tenant improvements (2,500-square-feet B, M & S occupancies), additions, garage conversions, mechanical, residential detached structures, plan changes, plumbing, complex signs etc.
PERMIT BY APPOINTMENT (PBA):
Requires submitting complete plans and scheduling meeting 10 working days in advance. Registrant in responsible charge is required to attend meeting. Must have received DRB and plat approval. If plans are approved a permit can be issued immediately. Self-certification is an option if there are only minor corrections. This requires the registrant to certify (seal & sign Town form) that the necessary corrections will be made to the plans to conform with the red-line comments. The permit will be issued and the red line comments and corrections will be addressed during the inspection phase. Self–certification option is at the discretion of the reviewers and based on complexity and number of corrections. Limited to 1 story commercial new builds (stand alone structures) with B, M or S occupancy classifications as well as commercial daycares, tenant improvements (any size or type) and single family residential structures (excluding standard plans).
ONE & DONE:
For Tenant Improvements (TI’s) only. Limited to B, M and S occupancy classifications. Typical review time is 8 working days. Only one review of construction documents performed if Registrant (architect/engineer) certifies that corrections noted by Plans Examiner will be made to plans. Registrant must seal and sign the Town of Gilbert form with this acknowledgement prior to permit issuance. Red line plans along with corrected sheets are to be provided to the Building inspector at time of inspection for verification that all corrections have been made.
AT RISK PLAN REVIEW:
For projects going through Design Review Board (DRB). Once a project has been through a DRB Study Session and it appears that it will go through DRB with few changes, construction documents can be submitted for an at-risk plan review prior to DRB approval. If changes are required through the DRB process construction documents will have to be updated to show the changes (that’s the risk). Project must be approved through DRB before construction documents can be approved and/or permit issued. There is a potential to save 4 – 6 weeks in the process.