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
- Two sets 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.