Plan Checks

Prior to the issuance of most building permits, you must arrange for a plan check (infield inspection) to ensure safe and appropriate construction methods and materials. Plan checks include inspection of the following:

Plan Review

The plan review process examines building plans for all new construction and alterations for both residential and commercial buildings. These reviews help ensure proper construction and compliance with:

  • Uniform Building Code (UBC)
  • Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC)
  • Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC)
  • Uniform Electrical Code (NEC)
Additionally, the reviewer checks plans for compliance with various state and county ordinances and codes governing the construction of buildings and other structures in Storey County.


The grading process is involved with all facets of grading plan check and permit issuance of single family, commercial, and industrial grading plans to ensure sufficient local area drainage, surface mines, and landscaping for the purpose of mitigating the adverse effects of erosion.