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Building Design Stock Plan Review#

A stock plan is a building design that can be submitted for review and used for replicated buildings. The approved design is stocked, and can be referenced on future or concurrent 'lot specific' permit submittals.  

New codes are being adopted, how does this impact my stock plan expiring?

What is required for a stock plan code re-view?#

  • When your stock plan expires, you can no longer submit for permits using the expired stock plan
  • You will need to apply for a new stock plan:
    • Submit a complete submittal based on the table below
    • All documents must reflecting current code 
    • Stock Plan Re-review Form (attach to the stock plan application)

What fees are assessed with a stock plan code re-review?#

Standard stock plan fees apply per the fee chart below

Exceptions: 

  • If you recently submitted for a stock plan that has not been approved yet, no fee will be assessed for the code update re-review (a new submittal is still required).
  • If stocks were approved after 3/15/22 no stock plan review fee will be charged.

Please note if the city has requested a re-submittal that has not been addressed, a full fees apply.

What is the turn around time for a stock plan re-review?#

  • Stock plans with only code updates and no other revisions or altered options qualify for an expedited building code review of approx. 14 calendar days  (not including zoning target date of 7 calendar days).
  • Stock plans with added/altered options and revisions other than code upgrades are subject to standard turn-around times.

Can footing and foundation permits be approved prior to stock plan approval?#

Yes, once a lot-specific permit is applied for, a below-grade footing and foundation permit is allowed prior to stock plan approval. 

Are variations or options allowed in a stock plan?
Can I have more options than are shown on the application?
Is a stock plan a building permit?
What can I expect from the review process?

Why Review? Reviews address code at the design phase which reduces costly re-construction and failed inspections by reviewing for compliance prior to construction. 

Who Reviews? The project is reviewed by many City Departments for compliance with building codes, land use code, zoning, historic, flood plain, and other project specific requirements.

I received an e-mail that a "Resubmittal is Requested," does that mean I have to submit for a new permit or start from the beginning? 

No, your stock plan has not been denied. This just means that:

  1. A reviewer may need additional information, clarification, or has questions about your project. 
  2. Or a specific drawing, critical detail, page or form may be missing from the submittal.
  3. Or plans do not comply with codes/requirements and need to be revised to show compliance. 

How do I resubmit my plans/documents?

Follow the resubmittal instructions in the email you received. New documents should be named v2 (v=version   #=round of review).

How long will it take to process a resubmittal?

Resubmittals have priority and are typically assigned a two week max turn around after submitted for building code items. You may contact the reviewer directly for questions about their timeline.

Stock Plan Review Status

  1. Use the Citizen Portal
  2. Under the Building category, select 'Search permits' (see photo above)
  3. Enter the  stock plan number (SP0xxxx), scroll down, click  'Search'.
  4. Click 'Record Info' for drop down list of options (top left corner)
  5. Select 'Workflow Tasks'
    • No icon = task has not been activated/routed yet (not complete)
    • Hourglass = not completed, in process, or additional items are needed from the applicant.
    • Green check mark = completed task
  6. Click the grey triangle/arrow next to each task to view holds/comments from each reviewer.

Building and Zoning Review Times 

This chart provides target review dates for Zoning (Land Use Code Compliance review) and Building Code review. For most permit types Zoning (Land Use Code Compliance) will activate and open up the workflow of the permit and start the review time for building and all departments.

  • Target dates are subject to change due to workload.
  • Times are given in calendar days.

 

Project Type

Zoning Review Time 

Building Code Review Time

All Stock Plans

7

21

Do I need a permit for a sales trailer or sales office in a model home?
My stock plan design changed. Can I make revisions?

What to submit#

1. Download the approved, or the most current document set from citizen access that needs to be revised.

2. Only revise document sets that are being altered/changed.

3. Retain red-line comments/mark-ups that were added by City of Fort Collins if present.

4. Replace, add, or delete sheets where needed in the set.

  • Replaced and added sheets cannot have working comments from the applicant/design team (new sheets must be flattened)

5. Cloud/bubble/delta and/or clearly indicated what is changing on the new pages.

6. Rename the plan set with the next version number. (view citizen access to see what the next version needs to be. If most current set is v2, then submit as v3).

  • Name each document correctly:  Instructions
    • Example:  Plans - stock plan name- v3
    • Example: Mech Docs - stock plan name - v3
    • Example: Letter- stock plan name- v3

7. Fill out the Revision Form. Re-name the form

  • Letter - The Project Address – v1 (example: Letter - 1234 Example Street - v1)

9. E-mail revision form and revised documents to revcoord@fcgov.com

10. A $50-100 fee will be assessed by plan review based on the revision and project type.

Cost of applicant initiated revisions (post building plan review)

Revision size

Description

Cost

Small

Minor layout revisions (less than 25% of the floor area is affected)Change in window type/size

Minor Structural revisions (changing a beam size, connections etc. where 25% or less of the structural design is changing)

$50

Medium

Significant residential layout changes (more than 25% of the floor area is affected)

Change of Energy Path (for new construction or additions)

Significant structural revisions (more than 25% of the structural design is changing)

Changes to the Mechanical Design (for new construction or additions)

$100
Can I add options to my approved stock plan?

Options may be added only if: 

There are blank options still available on the stock plan application form. 

  • If you are out of options see "Can I have more options than are shown on the application?" above. If you have questions, please contact our plan review team to discuss your specific project. E-mail: buildingdocs@fcgov.com 

Cost: 

Each added option will be charged a $50 review fee. 

Examples of adding options:

  • Adding a patio cover option to the building stock plan design. 
  • Adding additional windows option to the building stock plan design. 
  • Adding an alternate foundation design due to site grading.

What to submit

1. Download the approved, or the most current document set from citizen access that needs to have options added and the stock plan application. 

2. Only revise document sets that are being altered/changed with the added options.

3. Retain red-line comments/mark-ups that were added by City of Fort Collins if present.

4. Replace, add, or delete sheets where needed in the set.

  • Replaced and added sheets cannot have working comments from the applicant/design team (new sheets must be flattened)

5. Cloud/bubble/delta and/or clearly indicated what is changing on the new pages.

6. Rename the revised document set with added option/s with the next version number. (view citizen access to see what the next version needs to be. If most current set is v2, then submit as v3).

  • Name each document correctly:  Instructions
    • Example:  Plans - stock plan name - v3
    • Example: Mech Docs - stock plan name - v3
    • Example: Energy Docs - stock plan name - v3
    • Example: Apps - stock plan name -v3
    • Example: Letter - stock plan name - v3

7. Fill out the Revision Form. Save the form and name re-name it: Letter - Address – v1

9. E-mail revision form and updated documents with added options to revcoord@fcgov.com

Stock Plan Design Review#

Stock Plan Submittal Requirements
Building Type Requirements Fee  Submit

Single Family Detached House

R-3

Single Family House Stock Plan Application

Submittal Checklist

Energy Compliance Form

Mechanical Design Form

$550 email submittal to: buildingservices@fcgov.com 

Residential Secondary Building (garage, carport, etc.) 

S or U

Coming Soon $200 email submittal to: buildingservices@fcgov.com

Duplex (Two Family)

R-3

Duplex (Two Family) Stock Plan Application

Submittal Checklist

Energy Compliance Form

Mechanical Design Form

$550 email submittal to: buildingservices@fcgov.com

Single Family Attached Townhome Building

R-3

Single Family Attached Townhome Stock Plan Application

Submittal Checklist

Energy Compliance Form

Mechanical Design Form 

$550 email submittal to: buildingservices@fcgov.com

Multi-family Building

R-2

Multi-Family Stock Plan Application

Multi-family Submittal Guide/Checklist

Energy Code Compliance form - for 3 stories max

Energy Code Compliance - for more than 3 stories.

Submittal Checklist

$2000 email submittal to: buildingservices@fcgov.com

Commercial Secondary Building (Garage etc.)

S or U

Commercial Secondary Building Stock Plan Application

Energy Code Compliance form If heated

Submittal Checklist

$550 email submittal to: buildingservices@fcgov.com

Lot Specific Permits#

Lot Specific Permit Submittal Requirements
Document Required Description  Naming Conventions
Permit Application * Building Permit Application

*Combine both documents into a single PDF

Apps - Address - v1

Example:

Apps - 1234 Example St - v1

Housing Model Variety Affidavit * Housing Model Variety Form
Site Plan 

Lot specific site plan drawn to scale, showing the building with distance to property lines and adjacent structures on the same lot (if any) and setbacks.

For Single family houses, two family (duplex) and single family attached (townhomes) also include the outdoor area calculation.”

Site Plan - Address - v1

Example:

Site Plan - 1234 Example St - v1

Lot Specific Foundation Plans

Lot specific footing and foundation design stamped and signed by a Colorado Licensed Structural Engineer. (Framing Plans do not need to be included).

NOTE: Even though preliminary foundation plans are reviewed with stock plan design, soils types and water table vary across Fort Collins, and within developments, which is why site-specific foundation design is required. 

FF Plans - Address - v1

Example:

FF Plans - 1234 Example St - v1

My lot specific site plan or foundation plans changed, how do I submit a revision?

Examples: 

  • Site plan does not meet setbacks and needs to be revised. 
  • Footing and foundation plans changed due to conditions discovered at excavation.

What to submit:

Only submit documents that have changed or been altered (i.e. FF plans, site plan or both)

 

Cost of applicant initiated revisions (post building plan review)

Revision size

Description

Cost

Small

Minor layout revisions (less than 25% of the floor area is affected)Change in window type/size

Minor Structural revisions (changing a beam size, connections etc. where 25% or less of the structural design is changing)

$50

Medium

Significant residential layout changes (more than 25% of the floor area is affected)

Change of Energy Path (for new construction or additions)

Significant structural revisions (more than 25% of the structural design is changing)

Changes to the Mechanical Design (for new construction or additions)

$100

How to calculate lot specific permit fees:#

Step 1: Calculate plan check fee
Occupancy Type Plan Check Fee 

Single Family Detached House

R-3

$275 

Residential Secondary Building (Garage etc) 

S or U

$100

Duplex (Two Family)

R-3

$275 (per unit)

Single Family Attached (Townhome) 

R-3

$275 (per unit)

Multi-family Building

R-2

$1000

Commercial Secondary Building (Garage etc.)

S or U 

$100
Step 2: Calculate building permit fee
  • Identify occupancy type from chart below
  • Calculate cost per square foot for occupancy type
  • Add the total cost per square foot of each occupancy (if applicable). Take 65% of the total amount to calculate building permit fee to be collected at the time of permit issuance.
  • See the sales and use tax calculator below for use tax calculation – total labor and materials.

   
Occupancy Type Fee rate per square foot
R-2 (Apartment/Multi-Family)  $0.35 
R-3 (Single Family Detached/Duplex/Townhome)  $0.65 
S (Storage)  $0.40 
U (Utility)  $0.40 

Footing and Foundation Permit Fees

Footing and Foundation permits are optional and not available for additions, - New Buildings Only

Project Type

Footing and Foundation Permit Fee

Single Family Detached House

$150

Single Family Attached (Townhome)

$150

Duplex (Two Family)

$200

Multi-family

$1000

Footing and Foundation Permit Fees

Footing and Foundation Permit Fees.

Footing and Foundation permits are optional and not available for additions, - New Buildings Only

Project Type

Footing and Foundation Permit Fee

Single Family Detached House

$150

Single Family Attached (Townhome)

$150

Duplex (Two Family)

$200

New Manufactured Home

$150

Commercial Addition

$500

New Com-Ind Mixed Use Building (commercial/industrial/mixed use)

$500

Multi-family

$1000

Step 3: Permit fees assessed by other departments
Fee Type by department Fee Description
City and County Sales/Use Tax 

4.65% on half of the total construction valuation – view Sales Tax website at https://www.fcgov.com/salestax/tax-rates.php

See sales tax calculator below

Capital Expansion Fees and Larimer County Regional Road Fees

Capital Expansion Fees:

  • Community Parkland 
  • Neighborhood Parkland 
  • Fire 
  • General Governmental Services 
  • Police

Based on square footage of a new building and or per dwelling unit for residential. https://www.fcgov.com/finance/capitalexpansion.php

Transportation Capital Expansion Fees and Larimer County Regional Road Fees:

Fees are based on type of development, new traffic being added to the transportation system, and last approved use for the site. Development categories are defined by the Institute of Transportation Engineers Trip Generation Manual, not the International Building and Residential Codes. For a detailed listing of fees, please visit: https://www.fcgov.com/engineering/tcef.php
Water & Sewer Fees:

Plant Investment Fees and Water Rights -- schedules and further information available by contacting a Utility Rate and Fee Specialist:

(970) 416-4252

utilityfees@fcgov.com 

https://www.fcgov.com/utilities/business/builders-and-developers/plant-investment- development-fees

Stormwater Fee:

Plant Investment Fee - For further information contact a Utility Rate and Fee Specialist: 

(970) 416-4252

utilityfees@fcgov.com

https://www.fcgov.com/utilities/business/builders-and-developers/plant-investment- development-fees
Electric Underground Secondary Service Charge:
  • Single Family Residence Elec. Secondary Service (typical) charges may vary depending on service …$ 2,030.00
  • Temporary Pedestal Service - per Single Family Residence (unattached)…$ 305.57

Other development charges may apply.

Additional information and electric development fee calculator:

https://www.fcgov.com/utilities/business/builders-and-developers/plant-investment-

development-fees/electric-development-fee-estimator

https://www.fcgov.com/utilities/rates-fees.php 

Contact Light & Power Engineering at:

(970) 221-6700 

electricprojectengineering@fcgov.com

Poudre School District Impact Fee (per dwelling unit)
  • Single Family Detached, or 2-4 attached dwelling units...$1,710.00
  • 5 or more attached dwelling units...$855.00
Thompson School District Impact Fee (per dwelling unit)
  • Single Family Detached, or 2-4 attached dwelling units...$1,382.00
  • 5 or more attached dwelling units...$946.00

 

Step 4: How to Pay
Payment Method Permit Fee Range Transaction Fee

Debit / Credit Card  (Can be paid online starting October 4th)

 

$0.00 $2,500 

2.00% + $0.25 flat fee 

$2,500.01 and above 

2.75%  

eCheck (New! for online payments starting October 4th)

Any amount

$0.50 flat fee 

Check (drop checks in the blue drop box on the Northwest side of the building - 281 N. College Ave. Box is checked several times each business day)

Any amount  

 Free

Sales Tax Calculator#

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