Commercial Remodels, Repairs, Alterations



(For Tenant Improvements, please visit our Tenant Improvement Page. For commercial additions that add square footage, please visit our Commercial Additions page.)

Before beginning any commercial remodel, repair, or alteration project there are steps to take to make sure your new construction will be in compliance with State and local regulations regarding land and construction.

Step 1: Determine Special Development Conditions

Before applying for my building permit, is there any specific information I need to know from the City of Rocklin?
Before beginning the project, you should determine if the parcel is zoned for your desired use or if there are any special development conditions for your project. Please contact the Building Division at 916.625.5120 for general information. In some cases, you may need to contact individual divisions. Once you have determined the applicable conditions for your project, you will need to determine if a building permit is required for your project.

Are there any other agencies that I should contact for information pertaining to my project?
If it is applicable to your project, you should contact the local utility companies for possible fees and requirements. Please see our Agency Directory for utility company addresses and phone numbers.

Step 2: Determine If Building Permit Required

Do I need to apply for a building permit for commercial remodels, repairs, or alterations?
Most commercial projects require a permit. Please contact the Building Division to determine if a permit is required for your project or for any change in use or occupancy.

If a permit is required, what plans and forms do I need to submit to have a complete submittal?

The following forms are provided for your convenience. Original signatures are required to obtain a permit. Please do not fax.

(Note: Some plans or calculations may not always be necessary. You should contact the Building Division for more specific information or if you have questions regarding your permit application.)

•  Application for Permit  
• Project Contact Information Form
• CALGreen Non-Residential Checklist
• Placer County Air Quality Supplemental Questionnaire
Application for Unreasonable Hardship (if applicable)
•  Owner Builder Verification Form (This form is only for property owners applying for their own permits.)
• 4 sets of Complete Building Plans (including Site Plans) 
• 2 sets of Energy Documentation 
• 2 sets of Structural Calculations 
• 2 sets of Electric Load Calculations 
• Certificate of Compliance School District Development Fees (Complete Part I only)

When I submit my plans and forms, will I need to pay a plan check fee deposit?
Yes, prior to May 1, 2011 plan check deposits are required for all commercial projects over $50,000 in valuation. Effective May 1, 2011, a plan check deposit will be required at the time of submittal for all commercial remodels, repairs and alterations.

 Plan Check Deposit Schedule

Where do I submit my forms and plans?
Building Division
City Hall, 1st Floor
3970 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, CA 95677

Step 3: Project Review

After I submit my plans what happens next?
At the time of submittal, the project will be assigned a plan check number that will be used to track the progress of the plans and plan review. The plans will then be distributed by Building staff to the necessary City Departments for their review and comment. Upon receipt of the plans, each department will assign a staff member to the project. 

Each department’s staff member will perform an independent review of your project and forward their comments to the person designated on the Project Contact Information Sheet. The contact person is responsible for addressing each department’s comments and resubmitting revised plans, as needed. This step will continue until each department’s comments have been adequately addressed.

Step 4: Project Approval

After the plans are approved by all required City departments, what is the next step?
Once the reviewing City of Rocklin departments and all other applicable agencies approve the project they will notify the Building Division of their approval. At this time final fees due will be calculated and the project paperwork will be prepared for permit issuance.

Step 5: Fees And Permit Issuance

Once the plans are approved, will fees be due?
Yes. Once the plans are approved, any additional or outstanding permit fees that may apply to the project will need to be paid. Please visit our Commercial Fees page for details. Once all required fees are paid, the building permit will be issued.

Step 6: Building Inspections

Once my permit is issued and my construction begins, should I request inspections from the City of Rocklin Building Division?
Yes. Inspections that follow the issuance of the permit are provided to ensure that work completed on your project meets current building health and safety codes and standards. To learn how to schedule an inspection, please visit our Commercial Building Inspection page.

Step 7: Project Completion

Once my project passes its final inspection, is there anything else I need to do?
No. After your final inspection, your project will be considered complete. 

Related Forms & Handouts

 Commercial Fee Quote Worksheet

Development Fee Schedule

Contact the Building Division at 916.625.5120.

Contact the at 916.625.5120.

Please note: Every project is different and the process may vary slightly. The information provided is for general reference only.