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Commercial Building Plan Review

Development Services Division (DSD) provides plan review of signed and sealed drawings by a licensed design professional for commercial, industrial, and other public buildings.

 Your plan review can begin when the following are submitted:

  1. Commercial Building Permit Application.  Contact information for the applicant and owner are required.
  2. Code Analysis
  3. Signed and sealed building plans. PDF is the preferred format for the documents. Documents should include mechanical, electrical, and plumbing plans.
  4. Project Valuation
The documents below will assist you with gathering all the required information for your commercial building plan review.
Building Plan Review Requirements
Electrical Plan Review Requirements
Mechanical Plan Review Requirements
Plumbing Plan Review Requirements
Foundation Permit Disclaimer
Recommended Submittal Checklist for Commercial Building Plan Review

Frequently Used Building Code Excerpts
Child Care Construction Requirements
Domestic Cooking Appliances used for Commercial Purposes
Guard Rails on Stairs and Retaining Walls
Live-Work Units
Temporary Outdoor Seating
Nail Salon Submittal Requirements

Related Links
Building and Site Plan Process Flowchart
Accessibility Requirements For Restrooms

Where to send your plans for review:
  • Email: commercialpermit@cedar-rapids.org if document is less than 20 Megabytes
  • Upload to FTP Site (Building Services Contractor Folder) if greater than 20 Megabytes    

Website link:  https://ftp.cedar-rapids.org/login.html
Account:   BSDContractor
Password: Builder
Folder:   Building-Services_Contractor

**Once you upload to the FTP site, please be sure to send an email to commercialpermit@cedar-rapids.org to inform the permit techs that your documents have been entered.

Still have questions? 
For questions about the permitting process, please call 319-286-5939
For questions regarding the review process, please call 319-286-5780

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