Delivered January 15, 2020. Contributor: Caitlin T.
Identify at least 20 jurisdictions in the continental US with exceptionally fast turnaround times for building permits for single-family residential homes.
The city of Oakland, California offers expedited approval on a case-by-case basis. According to the city website, "For rushed projects, an expedited plan review could be requested on overtime basis." Even when a project is not expedited, the city strives to issue most permits over-the-counter in a single visit.
The city of Las Vegas, Nevada offers express plan review and permitting for buildings. This process requires a $550 administrative fee and $660 per hour in addition to the normal hourly fee for plan review.
The city of Austin, Texas offers an expedited building plan review program for qualified projects. This program requires payment of additional fees; a full fee schedule is available here.
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