The Plan Check team performs civil site improvement plan review of private development projects, which generally consist of major and minor land subdivisions, commercial and industrial projects, and major utility encroachments
. Plan review includes most components of civil infrastructure, such as grading and drainage, roads and bridges, sewer and utility systems, and erosion control and Best Management Practices. Review is conducted to ensure conformance with conditions of the development's discretionary permit and environmental review, Placer County General Specifications, Placer County Design Detail Plates, Placer County Stormwater Management Manual, Sewer Detail Sheets (Sheet 1 of 2, Sheet 2 of 2), State and Federal construction standards/requirements, and general engineering practices.
Both the General Specifications and the Engineering Design Detail Plates are also available on CD and/or hardcopy at nominal cost through the Engineering and Surveying Division (530-745-3110).
On September 28th 2010, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved an annual inflationary adjustment for the Plan Check and Inspection Fee Spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel 2007 format). Annual adjustments are based on the Construction Cost Index (CCI) as posted in the Engineering News Record. The CCI increase for this current update was 1.6%. The new spreadsheet became effective for civil site improvement plans submitted on July 1, 2012 and later.
The Submittal Checklist is used for pre-audits of civil improvement plans to ensure a complete submittal. It is available in both Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word
The First Submittal Detailed Checklist is used by staff when completing their first review of the improvement plans.
A pre-submittal audit to begin the Plan Check process can be arranged by calling the Engineering and Surveying Division at (530) 745-3110, or by e-mailing Tracie Coyle.
Below is general information to be considered and included when applicable during the preparation of improvement plans:
County approval block
Developer's right-of-way certificate
Caltrans - Landscape Maintenance Agreement - Sample Contract
Caltrans - Landscape Maintenance Agreement - County/Developer Agreement
Additional general notes
Instructions to contractors
Record drawings note
Water Quality Best Management Practices (BMP) Sizing