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Community Development & Planning - Building Division

Estimated Permit Turnaround Times

Time estimates are for average elapsed time between
date of submission and the completion of plan review
Single Trade Projects: 
Small Projects:  7-8 weeks
Regular:  9-11 weeks
Revisions:  6 weeks
  • Single trade projects include plumbing, mechanical, gas line and tank installation, re- roofing, re-siding, and window replacement.
  • Small Projects include some garages, workshops, sheds, decks, mobile homes and simple remodel work.
  • Regular Permits include new houses, remodel and addition of existing houses, all commercial projects, and owner-builder projects
  • Revisions are changes to permits that have already been issued.

These estimates are provided as a general guide and should not be used as a cause for making commitments of any kind. Turnaround times in specific cases may vary subtantially.

Note: The San Juan County Building Division now performs an initial, cursory review of building permits in an effort to catch substantial or obvious errors or omission in the permit submission.