What needs to be on the construction drawings?

The following needs to be included on a construction drawing:

  • Occupant load
  • Construction type
  • Use Group(s)
  • Scale, ¼ inch – 1-foot minimum, showing all dimensions
  • Code and Year used for the design
  • Floor plans of all levels with all rooms labeled
  • Location of smoke detectors
  • Elevations (front, side and rear) indicating window and door dimensions
  • Insulation R-values.  (An Energy Code Compliance Report must be included with your application)
  • Location of safety glazing
  • Manufacturer’s design specifications for prefabricated fireplaces
  • Foundation plan
  • Footing details (minimum footing depth is 42”)
  • Structural framing plans of all levels accurately detailing all members
  • Structural details of connections
  • Typical wall section with sheathing thickness and type (special products or devices require a research or evaluation report)
  • Roof framing plan
  • List of material specifications including but not limited t grade and species of lumber, concrete strength, and steel strength
  • List of design load criteria: live load, dead load, snow load, wind load, bearing capacity, and lateral earth pressure (for Sparta Township:  ground snow load = 40 psf and wind speed = 80 mph)
  • Name of the person preparing the drawings
  • If plans are prepared by a registered design professional, both sets of plans must bear the original seal and signature
  • Truss Shop Drawings for pre-engineered floor or roof trusses
  • Plumbing fixture layout and riser diagram
  • Electrical plan

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1. How Do I Install My Mailbox?
2. Does Sparta Township require an inspection on the resale of a home?
3. I’m selling my house, is the Township going to make me remove my underground oil storage tank?
4. I’m selling my house, the buyer’s inspector said some items are not “up to code”, is the Township going to make me bring my house up to the current code?
5. When is a permit required?
6. My hot water heater broke on a Friday night, do I need to wait until Monday and get a permit before I have it replaced?
7. Can the Building Department recommend a Contractor?
8. Do I need a permit to re-roof my house?
9. Do I need a permit to reside my house?
10. What are the Building Department’s hours?
11. Can I request a specific time for inspections?
12. What is the best time to talk to an inspector?
13. What forms will I need for my permit application?
14. Can you fax me the forms?
15. Can I use forms from another town?
16. Can I draw the construction drawings myself or do I need an architect?
17. How many copies of the construction drawing do I need to submit with my application?
18. What needs to be on the construction drawings?
19. How long will it take to get my permit after I make an application?
20. Do I need a permit for a shed?
21. Do I need a permit to put up a fence?
22. When is a permit required for a pool?
23. I’m having replacement windows installed, do I need a permit?
24. Can the Building Department answer questions about my well or septic system?
25. How are the fees for permits calculated?
26. My neighbors are doing work and I don’t think they have a permit. Can an inspector come check it out?
27. Are there certain hours that construction activities can take place?
28. What codes are used in Sparta Township?
29. Are there any restrictions on fences?