Plan Review

Construction documents shall be drawn to scale upon suitable material. Construction documents shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent of the work proposed, and show in sufficient detail pertinent data and features of the building, systems and equipment regulated by adopted codes. Plans should contain enough information so that any person, with no prior information, could look at the plans and build them as you envision.

  • No structure shall be used, occupied or furnished before the Building Official has issued a Certificate of Occupancy.
  • Occupancy within a floodplain requires an elevation certificate prior to Certificate of Occupancy being issued.

The following are requirements for submittal of plans for review and permit issuance and inspections:

All plans shall include the following information:

  • Commercial Application (PDF)
    1. Building Owner; Street Address; City/Town; State; Zip
    2. General Contractor information. (must be registered)
    3. Architect of Record as required per Illinois Architecture Practice Act (225 ILCS 305/)
    4. Building/Job Address or legal description may be required
    5. Brief Description of Job: Type of Construction; Occupancy Type; Number of Stories; Sprinkler Required?
  • Two sets of plans and specifications, all plans shall include the following information:
    1. All plans shall bear the stamp of a licensed State of Illinois architect and/or engineering professional
    2. Declarations page: This should include all codes assumed for design, occupancy type, square footage of each occupancy type per floor, occupancy calculations, constructions type, specific design criteria, load calculations, etc
    3. Construction and placement of all firewalls, floor/ceiling and roof/ceiling assemblies and their fire rating along with the appropriate listing number
    4. Door and window schedules, which include fire rating(s), hardware, U-factors and locations
    5. Floor plans showing all rooms, dimensions, room names and/or uses for occupancy
    6. Engineered Truss Drawings (if applicable)
    7. Wall and building sections showing floors, walls, and roof construction
    8. Accessibility plans showing parking details, accessible exterior routes and locations of accessible entrances, adequate details and dimensions to evaluate accessible means of egress, including occupant loads for each floor, exit arrangement ad sizes, corridors, doors, stairs, areas of refuge, etc; provisions including but not limited to access to services, seating, listening systems, accessible fixtures, elevators, work surfaces, etc; adequate details and dimensions to evaluate the accessible route to areas required to be accessible, including corridors, door, protruding objects, maneuvering clearances, clear floor space at fixtures and controls, etc, tactile signage provided, etc.
    9. Energy code compliance: COMCheck or Similar compliance software unless using the prescriptive approach, with details shown on plans
    10. Fire Sprinkler plan that is signed and sealed with hydraulic calculations, catalog cut sheets and specifications for the fire sprinkler system and related equipment, etc
    11. Electrical plan showing all electrical equipment, devices, one line diagrams showing all feeders, service equipment, panel schedules, location of all areas, emergency systems, life safety systems, and load calculations
    12. Mechanical plan showing all combustion air, return air, supply openings, furnace/boiler locations along with venting, BTU input and output, locations, fire dampers and installation details, flame spread ratings of all insulated ducts, gas piping sizes and locations with support, Class I hoods and ducts along with the fire protection systems, shaft construction sections, and appropriate system shut-offs shown
    13. Plumbing plan showing thermal expansion tank, temperature relief and vacuum relief as necessary for water heaters, riser diagram for all water piping including size and type, riser diagram for the drain, waste and vent system including size and type of pipe, indicate separation between sewer and water services, indicate drinking fountains or bottled water, indicate the type of backflow protection (RPZ requires floor drain), provide catalog cuts for all fixtures, faucets and plumbing equipment, indicate the type and location of all special valves, appliances and devices, indicate the location of all pipe cleanouts, provide details for handicapped access to the plumbing fixtures (size of water closet enclosure, height of water closet, grab bars, lavatory, tissue holder, mirror and length of grab bars, location of grease trap, location of water meter
  • Site plan (for new and additions only) showing all water lines, sewer lines or septic system, site drainage, access roads, property lines, holding ponds, buildings, approaches and public sidewalks, parking spaces, accessible spaces and sizes, floodplain elevations and building floor elevations
  • List of Subcontractors (must be registered)
  • Approved and Issued Grading and Drainage Permit
  • Approval from Rock Island County Health Department - Environmental Division for your well and septic plans
  • Accepted Bid Price of Work for General Contractor and All Subcontractors