Over the Counter Plan Review Processing

The Over-the-Counter service is available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – Noon.
One project per day per applicant will be accepted.

The Douglas County Building Division offers an Over-the-Counter, (OTC) plan review process for limited residential construction projects as outlined below. In most cases, this process allows contractors and homeowners to obtain same day permits for small projects.

Over-the-Counter plan review process is limited to the following:

  • Basement finishes
  • Simple residential interior remodel

Over-The-Counter plan review applications shall include (if applicable):

  • Completed permit application to include all subcontractors with current Douglas County registration
  • Fire department approval if the home is equipped with fire sprinklers
  • One set of architectural plans drawn to ¼” = 1 ft scale or other identified standard scale

Additional information may be required upon review. Incomplete submittals or submittals arriving after 12:00 Noon must follow the regular permitting process.

Once the project is accepted as an Over-the-Counter review, the process should take approximately 30 minutes. Please arrive early as all OTC reviews are on a first come, first served basis.