This information includes required documents, steps involved in the process, and area-specific code information. At Permit Advisors, Due Diligence builds the foundation of our projects.
A project manager will determine the jurisdiction(s) having authority and the department(s) required to approve the permit application. Sometimes there are multiple departments involved such as health, planning, water, mechanical/electrical, and public works. While it may seem like a minor task to gather these details, it is often very ambiguous and not clearly stated, or updated regularly online. Therefore, the project manager will call several departments to gather information. Sometimes, he/she will even meet with a city representative to receive greater detail.
By the time the Due Diligence process is completed, our Project Manager will be able to provide the client with specifications on all required documents and submittal items. He/she will have a firm grasp on the estimated timeline and process for the permit review and determine if that timeline is negotiable. Additionally, he/she will provide information on all fee amounts required to obtain the permit.
Because Permit Advisors has been around for over a decade, we have an exceptionally experienced team of Project Managers that are assigned to specific locations. These Project Managers are already familiar with the City Officials and Permit Techs in their jurisdiction as well as the processes to obtaining different building permits. Our experience paired with our teamwork mentality allows us to conduct due diligence more effectively than other permitting solutions available.
Due Diligence – Los Angeles, California
A large factor in the LA team’s Due Diligence process is records research. Records research involves finding out the existing zoning, planning, and area-specific requirements within the greater Los Angeles area. Part of this research includes accessing the Zone Information and Map Access System (ZIMAS) to retrieve property information. ZIMAS allows users to find historic preservation information, existing building permit data, jurisdiction information, and more.
Project Managers will also confirm the allowable uses for a building when they are conducting Due Diligence. Identifying the designated use of a building will help them determine if a change-of-use permit will be necessary.