Residential Plan Review

Frequent Comments You May See During Plan Review

Frequent Residential Plan Review Comments:

  1. Missing details about wall bracing 
  2. Species and grade details of lumber
  3. Garage separation details
  4. Missing documents per work class – site plan, plans, owner exempt affidavit 
  5. Incomplete plans – no structural plans 
  6. Wake County water/sewer information (when applicable)
  7. Permit application incomplete – no applicant signature, public/private water & sewer 
  8. Missing Owner Exemption Affidavit/Workers Comp 
  9. No dimensions on the plot plan 
  10. Original review comments not responded to 
  11. License holder signatures for contractors on applications
  12. Square footage tabulations 
  13. No Demo Permit when required 
  14. No details on footings  
  15. Crawl space access door 
  16. Labeling rooms 
  17. Plans not being legible and/or to scale 
  18. Trade applications not legible
  19. Need to mark out options not being used



Jason Ruff
Development Services Manager

Lead Department:
Planning and Development
Service Categories:
Permits - Residential