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Commercial Change Of Use Application

 ApplicationsThe following establishes procedures for the intake of required documentation when requesting a permit for a change of use. A change of use permit is required when an existing building is occupied by a new owner who will be changing the usage of the same.

The Client Facilitator will:

  1. Review the application submitted for completeness; along with two (2) sets of floor plans and two (2) sets of site plans and the Owner Permit Affidavit (if applicable).
  2. Verify active comments on the system. If a department (Neighborhood Improvement, ARC, etc.) has active comments on project customers will be referred to the effected departments for approval prior to submitting.
  3. If the property is located in a historic district, approval from the designated department (ARC, Barrio Latino, etc) is required prior to plans being approved.
  4. All forms must be completely filled out with appropriate information at time of submittal.
  5. Plan examination fees are calculated and due at the time of submittal.
  6. Inform customer of all permit holds and Notice of Commencement requirements.

Who can obtain permit:

  • Licensed general, building contractor or authorized agent is allowed to submit and obtain this type of permit. Check to see if there are any active comments on contractor.
  • A qualifying owner of a commercial building whose total construction cost is less than $75,000.00 (including building, mechanical, plumbing, gas, and electrical work), and whose occupancy and use is for the owner and not offered for sale or lease.

For further information, please refer to Commercial Construction Affidavit and/or Commercial Plan Submittal Requirements.


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