Plan Review

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Building Life and Safety 
345 N. El Dorado Street, 
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 937-8561

City Plan examiners review plans submitted with a building permit application and may request design changes to comply with City regulations and building codes. The time required for a plan check depends on the size and complexity of the project.  

Before submitting digital plans, ensure the use, size, height, and location of the building on the development site conform to the City's Zoning Code. Contact the Planning Division for more information regarding property zoning.

A complete set of plans varies by project and type but must include:

  • cover sheet
  • site plan
  • foundation plan
  • floor plan
  • elevations (front, rear and side views)
  • roof plan
  • cross-section (floor, wall, and roof)
  • details of critical connections
  • construction details
  • mechanical, electrical, and plumbing plans
  • material specifications
  • energy/insulation requirements

Electronic Plan Check

To streamline services and reduce waste, the City's Building Division utilizes Electronic Plan Check (EPC) in lieu of traditional paper-based submittals. 

Required for all project types needing plan review i.e., residential, commercial, small projects, and solar:

  • Use Flash drive
  • Electronic files must be formatted correctly; refer to EPC Guide.
  • Initial submittals may be made in person at the Permit Center or emailed to
  • Once approved, fees may be paid and permits issued electronically or may be picked up in person at the Permit Center.



Last Update : 03/20/2024, 10:01:20 AM