Commercial Building Review

Planning & Development reviews and approves commercial and multi-family plans for new construction, remodels, revisions to approved permits, change of use and certificate of occupancy. The department reviews plans to ensure compliance with the Comprehensive Plan and applicable Building, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire, and Energy Codes. Reviewers include staff from building, planning, engineering, fire department, and utilities.

Other Services provided for Commercial Plan Review:

  • Over the Counter (OTC) Reviews – OTC reviews are quick turn-around reviews and approvals that apply to small interior commercial remodels, and are generally approved on the same day as presented. View OTC process requirements (PDF 191 KB).
  • Pre Development meetings – These no cost optional meetings allow the owner and/or owner’s agent(s) to meet with staff to discuss preliminary design and/or construction issues. Learn more about Pre-Development Conferences.
  • Demolitions - All demolition applications whether they are partial demolitions or total demolitions are reviewed by Planning & Development staff. The Historic Preservation Office reviews applications for structures that are 50-years or older AND one of the following criteria: located within the downtown boundary map area, located in a National Register Historic District, or listed on the Spokane Register of Historic Places. Learn more about Demolition Permits (PDF 381 KB)

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Contact Information

3rd Floor City Hall
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201

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