The Development Services Program (DSP) provides information and assistance on plan review, permitting, building inspections, and compliance with state and local development requirements. The DSP Permit Center offers in-person and online plan review and permitting services for numerous types of development-related permits. Section 9-1-107 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code outlines when permits are required. Section 9-1-107 (B) lists work exempt from requiring a permit.
Depending on the scope of work, your plan review and/or permit may be handled during walk-in hours. Read the following guide for additional plan review and permitting information and requirements:
Please be advised that Plan Review walk-ins, Plan Review appointments, and Building Inspection services will not be available on Thursday August 18th and Thursday September 1st due to staff training.
For urgent matters, please contact 310-284-1141, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PLAN REVIEW FAQS
- Who Can Obtain A Plan Review?
- How Much Does A Plan Review Cost?
- What is Included in the City's Plan Check Services?
- How Long Does Plan Review Take?
- Plan Check Cycle Timelines
- What Are the Minimum Requirements for Plan Review Submittal?
- Where Can I Find Plan Review Information Bulletins, Checklists, and Forms?
Plan reviews may be initiated by the owner of the property or authorized agent, or by a licensed contractor or authorized agent.
Fees vary depending on the project valuation (size and scope of the project, labor, and materials are factored into the valuation).
The City's Plan Check services include:
- Building Plan Review
- Architectural Plans
- Structural Plans
- Demolition Plans
- Grading / Shoring Plans
- Green Building Plans
- Energy Plans
- Mechanical Plan Review
- Electrical Plan Review
- Electric Vehicle Plans
- Solar Panel Plans
- Plumbing Plan Review
- Water Efficient Landscape Plan Review
Many projects are eligible for over-the-counter plan review, while others require plan review submittal. Projects submitted for plan review will be assigned a plan check cycle timeline. See review time line below. For more information, see the Permit Center Plan Review & Permitting Guide.
e-OTC (Express Plan Check)
- Site work (FYP, site wall/fence, fire pit, BBQ area, Water features, pool re-plaster, etc.)
- New pool/spa on level pad (not on structural piles and foundation system)
- Driveway approach in public R-O-W
- Window change out (no change to opening sizes-no structural work)
- HVAC change out
- Interior minor remodel of SFR buildings (with no structural work)
- Business ID signage
Small Projects: 3 Weeks (re-submittals: 2 Weeks)
- MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing)
- Mandatory soft-story retrofit of MFR buildings
- Solar PV systems
- Residential concept review (zoning and building)
- Medical gas
- New pool/spa on structural piles and foundation system
- Commercial store front minor alterations - Commercial minor T.I.
- Water Efficient Landscaping
Intermediate Projects: 5 Weeks (re-submittals 3 Weeks) - Expedited Plan Check: 3 Weeks (Re-submittals 2 Weeks)
- SFR buildings remodel and/or addition on level pad
- New SFR buildings on level pad
- Residential accessory structures remodel and/or addition on level pad
- New residential accessory structures
- MFR buildings renovation, change in number of units, etc.
- Commercial T.I. (Office, retail, restaurant...)
- Medical office and/or surgery center T.I.
Complex & Large Projects: 7 Weeks (re-submittals 3 Weeks) - Expedited Plan Check: 4 Weeks (Re-submittals 3 Weeks)
- New SFR buildings in Hillside area
- Addition and remodel of SFR buildings in Hillside area
- New commercial buildings
- Addition and/or major renovation of existing commercial buildings
- New MFR development
- New mixed-use development
- Hotels, motels, theaters
- Prior to plan check submittal, all required applicable approvals from planning division shall be obtained (Design Review, Architectural Review, etc.)
- In addition to regular plan check fees, there is an additional fee for expediting the plan review process. Its amount may vary depending on the scope of work and complexity of the project.
- The plan review cycle timeline starts after all required plans and documents are uploaded in ProjectDox (electronic plan check system) AND the submittal or re-submittal is completed by the applicant so the City staff can start the review task.
FYP: Front Yard Paving
e-OTC: Electronic Over the Counter Plan check
SFR: Single Family Residential
MFR: Multi-Family Residential
T.I.: Tenant Improvement
Please visit www.beverlyhills.org/forms.
- Which codes are used by the City of Beverly Hills?
- How do I prepare my plans for an e-plan submittal?
- How do I log into the City's Electronic Plan Review system (Project Dox)?
- My plans are ready, how do I upload my plans into Project Dox (City's E-Plan System)?
- How do I view corrections in Project Dox (City's E-Plan System)?
- How do I resubmit corrected plans for old projects/ permits (Pre-10/4/21)?
- How do I check the status of my plan check?
- How long is a plan check application valid for?
- How do I submit my project for electronic plan review?
- How do I submit revisions to previously-approved plans?
- 2019 California Building Code
- 2019 California Residential Code
- 2019 California Green Building Standards Code
- 2019 California Existing Building Code
- 2019 California Mechanical Code
- 2019 California Electrical Code
- 2019 California Plumbing Code
- 2019 California Energy Code
- 2019 California Historical Building Code
- 2019 California Fire Code
Electronic Plan Review correction information is located on the City's E-Plan webpage.
- Electronic Plan Review correction information is located on the City's website.
- These are ONLY applicable to old Projects/Permits. New Permits generated after October 4, 2021 will have a different process.
- A plan check application is valid for five hundred forty-five (545) calendar days (18 months) from the plan check fee payment. A permit must be issued within the aforementioned timeframe.
- Section 9-1-107(L)(3) of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code states that "An application for a permit for any proposed work for which no permit is issued within five hundred forty-five (545) calendar days (18 months) following the date of application shall expire by limitation, and construction documents, plans and other data submitted for review may thereafter be returned to the applicant or destroyed by the building official. Any expired application shall require a new application and applicable fees as determined by the building official shall be paid."
- First, contact your plan review team to determine if the work is eligible for a revision.
- Once confirmed, please complete the Plan Review and Permit Application and email it to permit center (email@example.com).
- On the application, please state: "Revision to approved Permit # BS2... (Provide a detailed description stating what the revision is for)"
- Permit center staff will process the application and re-open the project in Project Dox (City's electronic plan check system) in order for the applicant to upload and submit the revised plans for review.