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New: Third Party Plans Review
The plans review section determines if proposed projects comply with the applicable building code and local ordinances. Reviewers include architects, code officials and others who are experienced in the construction industry. All reviewers are required to have the appropriate certification and the continuing education required for their position. Reviewers generally specialize in either residential or commercial applications.
Most building projects are subject to the following item reviews prior to permit issuance and must be approved for each review.
- Architectural Review – an examination of the project documentation (building plans, specification books, etc.) to ensure that the proposed construction meets the requirements of building code.
- Zoning Review – ensures that the project complies with the Tulsa Zoning code.
- Water, Sewer, Drainage Review – ensures that the proposed construction is served by water and sewer and that it will not negatively impact drainage.
Additional item reviews may be required.
- Flood Plain Review – addresses the requirements for development of properties within the City of Tulsa Regulatory and FEMA flood plains.
- Historic Preservation Review - addresses a project's compliance with the City of Tulsa's Historic Preservation guidelines and is conducted by the Historic Preservation Planner at the Tulsa Planning Office prior to the application for a building permit.
- Certificate of Occupancy – required for new construction to be occupied upon completion and for the change of zoning or building use of existing construction.
Zoning Clearance Only, Sign, Earth Change, and Watershed applications are examined by reviewers who specialize in those areas. Fire Alarm and Suppression applications are reviewed by City of Tulsa Fire Marshals.