DIRECTIONS for NON-Owner’s Requesting Duplication of Construction Plans
(Examples of documents that require Affidavits: Construction plans, blue prints, architectural and engineer drawings, engineers’ calculations, soils reports, title 24, any document prepared by and or stamped by a licensed professional with a signature or seal.)
The property owner’s permission must be obtained before requesting permission from the design professional of record (architect/engineer).
Step 1. Obtain the property owner’s signature on the Authorization of Agent to Act on Property Owner’s Behalf form.
Step 2. Obtain the property owner’s signature on the Property Owner Affidavit form. Retain a copy of all completed forms for your records. Mail 1 notarized copy of the fully executed Authorization of Agent to Act on Property Owner’s Behalf form AND the Property Owner Affidavit to the Design Professional(s) of Record along with the Design Professional Request for Permission to Copy Plans form by certified mail. Important: Retain the certified mail receipt as proof of mailing.
Step 3. The Professional(s) of Record must provide their permission to duplicate the plans by executing the affidavit(s). The Professional(s) of Record must return their executed affidavit along with all three completed forms described above to:
City of Santa Rosa, Planning & Economic Development
100 Santa Rosa Ave., Room 3
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
If the Design Professional(s) do not respond to the request, after 30 days, bring the certified mail receipt to the Planning & Economic Development department for review; a determination will be made by the Chief Building Official.
Here is the legislature regarding construction plans duplication for your reference.
HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE – HSC DIVISION 13. HOUSING [17000 - 19997]
(Division 13 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60)
PART 3. MISCELLANEOUS [19000 - 19891]
(Part 3 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60)
CHAPTER 10. Building Records [19850 - 19853]
(Chapter 10 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 616)
If you have any questions, please let us know at 707-543-3200 option 1 for Building Division or Option 2 Planning Division or Option 3 for Resilient City Division (Tubbs-Adobe Fire affected properties).