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Plan Check

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 Land Development Manual, Placer County General Specifications, Placer County Design Plates, Placer County Stormwater Management Manual (see Placer County Public Works web page), State and Federal construction standards/requirements, and general engineering practices.

Both the General Specifications and the Engineering Design Plates are also available on CD and/or hardcopy at nominal cost through the Engineering and Surveying Division.

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 format). Annual adjustments are based on the Construction Cost Index (CCI) as posted in the Engineering News Record. The current Plan Check and Inspection Fee Schedule is also available.

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 formats.

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 Rich Kai at the Engineering and Surveying Division, (530) 745-7548, or the Engineering main phone (530)745-7523.

Below is general information to be considered and included when applicable during the preparation of improvement plans: