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Quicker Processing Opportunities

The following processing opportunities are provided in the Development Services Department to allow for quicker processing for eligible projects.  Please visit the links for more information regarding program eligibility, timeframes, and costs:

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    Expedite Program

    The Affordable, Infill Housing and Sustainable Buildings Expedite Program provides expedited discretionary and ministerial permit processing for eligible affordable, in-fill housing and sustainable development permits and building projects. Learn more about the Expedite Program

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    Express Plan Check

    For additional fees, Express Plan Check is available for most projects and disciplines. The Express Plan Check fee includes rechecks. Learn more about Express Plan Check

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    Rapid Review

    Rapid Review, formerly known as Over-the-Counter review, is determined at the time of submittal based on the proposed scope of the project. Eligible projects are those that are minor in scope. If a project is determined to be eligible, DSD staff automatically places the project into Rapid Review. There is no added cost for Rapid Review. Learn more about Rapid Review