Master Plans
(also known as "Code Checks")

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Before beginning development on any new residential project there are steps to make sure your master home plans will be in compliance with State and local regulations regarding land and construction.

Step 1: Determine Special Development Conditions

Before applying for a building permit, is there any specific information my company needs to know from the City of Rocklin? 

Before developing a parcel of land, a representative from your company should determine if the parcel is zoned for the desired use or if there are any special development conditions for the 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.

Step 2: Determine If Building Permit Is Required

Is a building permit required for master plans (also known as code checks)?

No, a building permit is not required for master plans; however, master plan check approval is required.

For the master plans plan check approval submittal, does my company need to submit building plans to the Building Division?

Yes. Building plans will need to be submitted to the Building Division. The plans are reviewed by staff to ensure that the plans meet the State of California building codes and minimum life safety requirements and compliance with the City of Rocklin zoning ordinance and development standards.

Do master plans need to be approved for use in each specific subdivision?

Yes. Master Plans must be approved for use in each specific subdivision. Please contact the Building Division to discuss submittal requirements for combined plans or plan options.

What plans and forms need to be submitted 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.)

When the plans and forms are submitted, will a plan check deposit be required? 

Yes. A plan check fee deposit will be due at the time of submittal. Please see the plan check deposit schedule below:

Plan Check Deposit Schedule

Where should the plans and forms be submitted?

Building Division
Administration Building, 1st Floor
3970 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, CA 95677

Step 3: Project Review

After the plans are submitted, what happens next?

At the time of submittal, the project will be assigned a tracking number (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 the 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 departments 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 issuance.

Step 5: Fees And Permit Issuance

Will the project contact person be contacted when the paperwork is ready for issuance?Yes. Once the paperwork is ready for issuance the project contact person will be contacted. At this time any fees due will need to be paid. (Please visit our Fees page for details.) Once the fees are paid the applicant will receive an approved set of the plans.

Step 6: Building Inspections

Once the master plans have been approved for a specific subdivision, what is the next step?

The next step would be submitting for model home and production home permits.

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