Frequently Asked Questions
What is the process?
Permit Solutions will help you determine the type of permit you need for your project. We will then determine what documents are needed for submittal.
The client will need to provide the plans, elevations, structural drawings and any other applicable document(s). Once we have worked together to gather the documents needed to submit, we will take care of gathering any signature(s) needed from City departments (i.e. health department, Austin Energy, Austin Water, etc.), help fill out any necessary applications, etc.
We will submit the application and see it though the plan review process. This is a very simple answer to a complicated process. Every project will require different things, however we will make sure to work with your individual needs to see the project through.
What is the pricing for a permit?
The price for a permit will vary on the needs of the client:
We work on retainer that is billed to the client at a set hourly rate. The retainer is based on the estimated number of hours a project will take to process. Sometimes funds need to be added to complete the project and other times clients receive a refund for unutilized hours.
Fees for service do not include any City, County, or processing fees for any jurisdiction. Pricing is only for permit expediting/consulting.
How much does a building permit cost?
This is a complicated question, like all else, it depends. The plan review and building permit can cost anywhere from $100 to thousands of dollars depending on the scope of work and jurisdiction.
The best way to get a good idea of the cost is to schedule a consultation to discuss your project.
How long does it take to get a permit?
Again, this is unique to every permit. The time it takes to obtain a permit will vary on where you are in the process of getting plans drawn, the type of permit needed, and how fast we can work together to have all of the documents ready to submit.