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Permit Review Schedule

Permit Review Schedule (revision date 7-29-09)
Projects submitted to the City of Lewiston for a building permit require the review and approval of several City departments.  The following reflects the goals for completing the review process for residential and commercial projects.

Residential

Type of Construction

Maximum Number
of Calendar Days

Minor Revisions

New Construction
(Single Family Dwelling & Duplex)

21

10

Additions & Alterations

14

10

Accessory Buildings

14

10

Commercial
Type of Construction

Maximum Number
of Calendar Days

Minor Revisions

Multi-family Residential - Includes
electrical, mechanical, plumbing,
utility and any others associated.

28

21

New Commercial - Includes
electrical, mechanical, plumbing,
utility and any others associated.

28

21

Commercial Addition

   Major Addition or Alteration/
   Tenant Improvement - Includes
   electrical, mechanical, plumbing,
   utility and any others associated.

28

14

   Minor Addition or Alteration/
   Tenant Improvement - Includes
   electrical, mechanical, plumbing,
   utility and any others associated.

21

14

Miscellaneous Electrical,
Mechanical and Plumbing

21

14

Utility Reviews - subdivisions

28

21

Signs

14

10


Procedures 

Applications
The permit application is to be accompanied by a minimum of two copies of supporting documents (i.e. plans, specifications/calculations).  Four copies may be required for projects that include Right-of-Way improvements such as curb, gutter, sidewalk construction and storm drainage design.  Please call the permit center at 208-746-1318 ext. 7200.

** All revisions to the original plans must be submitted through the Permit Center and must clearly identify all the revised elements of the plan and revisions will also increase the plan review time.  Revisions to plan sheets previously submitted must be identified by “clouding”.

Pre-Applications Meetings
For larger projects, applicants are encouraged to present their project for preliminary review at a Development Review Committee meeting. Representatives from City departments attend this meeting on a weekly basis.  Arrangements may be made through the Permit Center to be placed on the agenda.

You may also view the progress of your permit at www.citizenserve.com/Lewiston.  When you submit for a permit, you should receive a username and password.  If you do not have one, please contact the permit center at (208) 746-1318 ext. 7200 or e-mail your request.