What is a redline comment letter?

After a permit application is accepted by the City, the plans are reviewed by City Plans Examiners to ensure conformance with applicable codes. If there are items missing on the plans, or if changes need to be made to ensure conformance with codes, those comments are sent back to the primary contact in the form of an emailed letter, also called a “redline” or “comment” letter. Some projects are approved after one review, but more commonly, projects go through several rounds of review and redline comments before they are approved.

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Q: Does the City currently accept digital submittals?
Q: How do I know if my submittal was received by the City?
Q: Is there a portal to check the status of my permit application once submitted?
Q: Why do I have to pay two invoices during the permitting process?
Q: Will my permit be issued immediately after I pay my invoice?
Q: Why does the timeframe to process and receive a permit sometimes vary?
Q: What is a redline comment letter?
Q: Can I schedule my inspections online?
Q: Can I view my inspection results online?
Q: Can my inspection be scheduled for a specific time of day?
Q: Do I need to be home during my inspection?
Q: Who should I contact if I have additional questions?