Department of Planning & Development
Department of Planning & Development

Accelerated Plan Check

The City of Berkeley Permit Service Center offers an enhanced service for expediting the plan review process for projects with minimum valuations of $100,000.  With your acceptance of the following terms, the Permit Service Center will contact all the reviewing agencies to determine if your request can be met and approval obtained for accelerated plan check.  Accelerated plan check must be requested when submitting the initial permit application and plans.

The normal review plan check review period is 3 or 6 weeks (15 or 30 workdays), depending on the complexity of the project.  These review periods represent our goal.  An "ACCELERATED" plan check will reduce the review period to 8 to 20 workdays for the initial review and 6 or 15 workdays for subsequent re-submittals.  Assignment of the "RESPONSE DATE" will be based on the approval date of the respective reviewing agencies.

An additional 80% of the regular plan check fee will be applied if a project is approved for Accelerated Plan Check.  Permit Service Center staff will determine whether your application can be expedited within 24 hours of the submission of your request, including agencies have agreed to accelerated plan check.

If you have questions regarding the Accelerated Plan Check process contact the Permit Service Center.

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