Make changes to approved building plans

If you need to make a revision to an existing permit, you need to get approval for the change.

Need to know

  • Exterior modifications require design review before you can get a building permit

Before you start

If the change is a completely different scope of work, you need to apply for a separate permit type. For example, if you have a permit for a window and now you want to add an electrical main panel.

If the change expands or modifies your approved plans, use these steps.

You will need:

  • Building permit number
  • Design review permit number, if you have one


  1. Visit the City of Piedmont eTrakit website and login to your account.
  2. Select Apply for a building permit in the menu.
  3. Select Change to approved plans and the subtype that matches the permit.
  4. Enter the required information and upload documents related to your proposed change.
  5. Submit your application.

What’s next

After you submit your application, we will review your plans. Depending on the nature of the project, the review could involve several departments.

When it’s approved, you will get an email notification with instructions for how to download your permit card and approved drawings. You will need those on site during inspections. The email will also have instructions for scheduling inspections.

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