Building plans with a design professional license seal and or signature require a signed affidavit from the property owner and the professional(s) of record. The forms are available here:
DIRECTIONS for Property Owners 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. The owner of the property must read and complete the Property Owner Affidavit form. The signature of the owner must be notarized or present, in person, valid identification and a copy of the Deed for the owner’s subject property must be provided. (*If the property has changed ownership within the last six (6) months, a Deed will be required to validate the property owner.)
Step 2. Make 2 copies of the completed Property Owner Affidavit. Retain 1 copy for your records. Mail 1 notarized copy to the Design Professional of Record by certified mail. Important: Retain the certified mail receipt as proof of mailing.
Step 3. The Professional of Record must provide their permission to duplicate the plans by reviewing the request and signing the affidavit. The Professional(s) of Record must return their affidavit to the City of Santa Rosa along with the notarized Owner’s Affidavit. 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).