Do I need site, architectural, mechanical, or electrical plans?
Part of the plan review process is to examine submitted plans for conformance with all codes, laws, and ordinances. This includes all phases of construction including site, structural, architectural, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical drawings.

The plumbing and electrical detail may be excluded on single-family residences provided the location of the mechanical equipment is shown.

Commercial plans need to be wet stamped by a Montana-licensed architect or engineer.

Handouts are available from the Building Division.

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1. How do I request a Building Inspection?
2. Where do I obtain a building permit?
3. What permits are required?
4. Are separate permits required? If so, why?
5. Can you expedite my permit?
6. Do I need sidewalks, curb and gutter, and other improvements as part of my development?
7. Do I need site, architectural, mechanical, or electrical plans?
8. How are priorities established?
9. How is the cost of a permit calculated?
10. How long will it take to get a building permit?
11. How many sets of plans do I need?
12. What are setbacks?
13. What codes do you use (years)?
14. What if I am not in the Billings jurisdiction?
15. What is the status of my permit?
16. When can I use a waiver?
17. Why is a building permit required?
18. Who is responsible for the permits?
19. Where do I direct my flood plain questions?
20. Where is my property line?
21. Why do I need a plan?
22. Why is my review taking so long?
23. What are the requirements for egress windows?