Permits Requiring Plan Review 

The following permit applications usually do not require the submission of drawings for a plan review, allowing them to be issued at the time the application is made and applicable fees are paid:
  • Building permit for reroofing, when no new, altered, replaced or repaired framing is involved. Commercial reroofing will also need to submit manufacturer’s documentation showing that the materials to be used have a minimum a “Class A” rating.
  • Electrical, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, hydronics or sewer permits that are not associated with any projects or work requiring a building permit.
  • Electrical, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, hydronics or sewer permits that are associated with a project or work requiring a building permit; as long as the information for the trades’ work was included with the permit drawings and the building permit has already been approved and issued.
  • Water heater, furnace or A/C replacements
  • Electric service change
Other Permits
All other permit types typically require a plan review, so we are unable to issue them at the time of application. The time it takes all applicable departments to complete the plan review takes an average of 10 working days. We are always aware of our customers’ scheduling needs, so you can rest assured that the City of Hamilton is making every effort to complete the plan review process as quickly and efficiently as possible.