CITY OF BARTLESVILLE
                             COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
                                 BUILDING SERVICES DIVISION

                               AND ISSUANCE OF A BUILDING PERMIT


Any and all kinds of construction or development activities require building permits. It is unlawful to
commence the construction or the excavation for the construction of any building or structure, including
accessory buildings, or to commence the moving or alteration of any building, including accessory buildings, until
a building permit has been issued for such work. The Building Permit Application Form must be used for all
types of building construction, including any single-family or two family residential, multi-family residential (3
or more dwelling units), commercial, or industrial alteration, addition or construction, or demolition of an
existing structure.

Activities exempt from a building permit include painting, re-roofing that does not change the existing pitch or
structural elements of the roof, replacement of existing doors and windows, and unenclosed or unroofed patios
and decks.

General Information:

To allow for the proper plan review, approval, and issuance of a building permit, the following minimum
requirements must be submitted. Any information not submitted initially, will cause a delay in the review time of
submitted plans and may lead to disapproval of the project.

•   For a Preliminary/Final Review or Foundation Phase Permits: Two sets of 24” x 36” plans preferred (plans
    can be no larger than 30” x 42”) and one set of specifications are required to be submitted. Scale of plans
    shall be a minimum of 1/8 inch equals 1 foot. Once the plans have been reviewed and approved, one set of
    plans and the set of specifications will be stamped and returned. The other set of plans will be maintained on
    file in the Chief Building Official’s office until authorization for destruction has been received in accordance
    with Oklahoma State Statues. Foundation Phase Permits are issued for Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings only.
    The stamped set of plans and specifications must remain on the job site until final inspection is
    performed by the Chief Building Official’s office.
•   For Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings, a Foundation Phase Permit may be issued if shop drawings stamped and
    signed by an Oklahoma Licensed Professional Engineer are not available at the time of the Plan Review. This
    permit does not allow vertical construction until a complete Plan Review is approved and Building Permit
•   A Building Permit Application Form must be completed for every submittal. All items must be filled in or
    plans will not be accepted.
•   A nonrefundable plan review fee of $250.00 must be paid at time of submission for all commercial
    construction plans which will be applied to the total cost of the building permit fee once issued.
•   Submit a separate set of plans for each non-contiguous facility.
•   Fire Alarm and Fire Suppression drawings shall be submitted separately.
•   Plans submitted, when required by state statutes, must bear an Oklahoma licensed Architect and/or Engineer’s
    seal, signature, and date on each page of the plans.
•   A separate permit is required for signs.



Specific Items:

Site Plan: A scaled drawing, not to exceed 1” = 100’, identifying the following elements:
1. The length of the exterior boundaries of the site and the overall square footage and/or acreage of the site.
2. The location of all proposed and existing buildings and other structures on the site, including setback from all
    property lines, dimension between other buildings, size in square feet and usage of all such buildings.
3. Driveways and off-street parking and loading areas (both existing and proposed) and general vehicle
    accessibility to and from the site, including size by square footage of all paved areas and specification on
    pavement surface.
4. An external lighting plan which includes all outdoor lighting locations, pole type and height of fixture from
    base of the pole, lamp type and size, and fixture mounting and orientation.
5. Utilities to serve the site including electric, gas, water, and sanitary sewer, including the location of all
    existing and proposed easements to serve such services.
6. Identify location of fire hydrants and size of water line feeding them that will serve the site and the proposed
7. Identify location and specifications of all existing and proposed exterior signage, including freestanding and
    wall signs, by height, overall square footage, square footage of sign face, illumination, and materials.
8. Existing topography of the site, including floodplain areas, site drainage pattern, and stormwater facilities,
    both on and off-site as needed to serve the proposed development.
9. Sufficient surrounding area to demonstrate the relationship of the development to adjoining uses, both
    existing and proposed.
10. A detailed landscape plan, including proposed screening and buffering of the proposed development from
    adjoining residential areas, street trees, parking lot landscaping, including size and type of plant materials
    proposed to be planted, as well as any existing plant materials by size and type which will remain on the site.
11. Soil erosion control plan, including the location, type (including construction details) of the best management
    practice to provide temporary and permanent erosion and sediment control for the site.

Architectural Plan:
1. Provide an analysis of the square footage. Example: New building to be connected to an existing building,
   area separations, area and height increases as allowed by the International Building Code. Include type of
   construction used in analysis.
2. Elevation of proposed new building identifying building height from the average contact ground level at the
   front wall of the building to the highest point of the coping of a flat roof or to the deck line of a mansard roof,
   or to the man height level between eaves and ridge of gable, hip or gambrel roofs. Chimneys, elevators,
   poles, spires, tanks, towers, and other projections (not including freestanding signs) not used for human
   occupancy may extend above the height limit.
3. Floor plan with dimensions to scale.
4. Egress Evaluation Plan with locations and paths of egress.
5. Windows – location, size and type.
6. Doors – sizes, types, fire-ratings and hardware.
7. Walls/Ceilings – types, drawn detail, fire-rated and non-fire-rated.
8.    Occupancy of rooms by name, i.e. storage, mechanical, office, etc.
9.    Types of construction – exterior and interior bearing and non-bearing walls, roof and interior partitions.
10.   Location of all stairways and ramps, identifying those specifically sited for means of egress.
11.   Proposed location of fire extinguishers and other fire protection as required by codes.
12.   Location of all handicap accessibility requirements.
13.   Detailed drawings: stairways, handrails, guardrails, and ramps.
14.   Fire-rated construction must include UL, FM or other recognized approved design.
15.   Life Safety Plan.

Foundation Plan:
1. Slab drawings
2. Footing piers, Stem wall drawings
3. Underdrain plans, including plumbing, mechanical, and electrical

Electric Plan:
1. Electrical lighting and power layout including locations of emergency and exit lighting.
2. Electrical riser detail, include grounding detail and conductor/conduit sizing.
3. Breakdown of electrical circuits.
4. Size of service.
5. Load calculations.

Mechanical Plan:
1. Location of all mechanical equipment.
2. Location of ducts (supply/return/exhaust/kitchen) and fire/smoke dampers, as required.
3. Size (tonnage, BTU per hour input) and fan CFM.
4. Gas pipe sizing.
5. Total load BTUs

Plumbing Plan:
1. Location of all fixtures, include handicap accessibility.
2. Location, size of all building fixtures, drains, vents, clean outs, backflow prevention devices, and sanitary
   sewer or septic.
3. Location of potable water supply and entrance piping including valves.
4. Water pipe sizes.
5. Drainage pipe sizes.

Pre Engineered Metal Buildings: A copy of the manufacturer’s shop drawings signed, sealed, and dated by an
Oklahoma licensed Professional Engineer (PE) is required to be sent to our office for review, after approval of the
project architect. After successful completion of our review, a Building Permit will be issued.

Incorporated National Codes and Standards:

The following national codes and standards have been adopted by the City of Bartlesville along with all
supplements and codes incorporated by reference in an adopted code:
       (1) International Building Code, 2006 Edition.
       (2) International Fire Prevention Code, 2006 Edition.
       (3) International Property Maintenance Code, 2006 Edition.
       (4) International Plumbing Code, 2006 Edition.
       (5) International Mechanical Code, 2006 Edition.
       (6) National Electric Code, 2006 Edition.
       (7) One and Two Family Residential Code, 2006 Edition.
       (8) NFPA #101 Life Safety Code, 2006 Edition.

[Source: Amended at 11 OK Reg 2231, eff 6-1-94; Amended at 11 OK Reg 4335, eff 7-8-94 (emergency); Amended at 12 OK Reg 2265,
eff 7-15-95; Amended at 14 OK Reg 1743, eff 6-2-97; Amended at 16 OK Reg 2443, eff 6-25-99; Amended at 17 OK Reg 1172, eff 5-11-
00; Amended at 18 OK Reg 3045, eff 7-12-01; Amended at 19 OK Reg 2653, eff 7-11-02; Amended at 22 OK Reg 16, eff 7-14-04
(emergency); Amended at 22 OK Reg 1938, eff 6-25-05]
Buildings Requiring an Architectural Seal:

A "building" means a structure consisting of a foundation, walls, roof, with or without other parts; provided,
however, nothing in The State Architectural Act shall be held or construed to have any application to any
building, or to the repairing or remodeling of any building, to be used for one-family residential purposes,
duplexes, or apartment houses not exceeding two stories in height, to any warehouse, maintenance building,
garage or storage building not exceeding two stories in height, or to a hotel, lodge or fraternal building not
exceeding two stories in height, or to any farm improvements, or industrial or commercial buildings not
exceeding two stories in height, nor to any school building where the reasonably estimated total cost for the
construction, where structural changes are being made in remodeling or repairing of such school building does not
exceed the sum of Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000.00). A basement is not to be counted as a story for the
purpose of counting stories of a building for height regulations. Provided, however, it shall be unlawful for any
person other than an architect duly licensed as provided in The State Architectural Act to engage in the planning,
designing and preparation of drawings and specifications for the alteration or construction of any building to be
used as an armory, auditorium, assembly hall, convention hall, church, educational building, convent, dormitory,
gymnasium, hospital, library, bonded warehouse, passenger station, power house, municipal building, county
building, state building, federal building, radio or television station, stadium or theater where the reasonably
estimated total cost for construction, remodeling or repairing of such building exceeds the sum of Forty Thousand
Dollars ($40,000.00).

Additional Requirements for Food Service Facilities: For any new or extensively remodeled food-related
facilities, the following additional information must be submitted with the proposed floor plan:

    1. The relationship between dining, kitchen, storage, waitress and rest room areas;
    2. An equipment layout with individual items drawn in place and identified;
    3. A plumbing layout showing the location of all floor drains and the equipment they serve. Also, include
       all sink systems, hand lavatories, hot water tanks, janitorial facilities, and location of the grease
    4. The manufacturer’s detail of the grease interceptor and the calculations for sizing the unit.

NOTE: Food service establishments also require separate approval from the Washington County Health
Department, County Environmentalist, located at 3838 State Street, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 918-335-3005.


Listed below are all required inspections for all construction within the City of Bartlesville. It is the responsibility
of each contractor on the project to call in for their respective inspections. Failure to request these inspections
could cause serious financial hardship to your project in the form of reconstruction and providing proof that all
building codes and standards have been met.

    1. Footing Inspection
          a. Prior to pouring
    2. Heat and Air Inspections
          a. Ground work prior to pouring slab
          b. Rough-in prior to sheet rock (as applicable)
          c. Final interior installation of entire system
    3. Gas Inspections
          a. Ground work on service line
          b. 15 pound test on metal and 50 pound test on plastic for 15 minutes
    4. Plumbing Inspections
          a. Ground work prior to pouring slab
          b. Rough-in prior to sheet rock (as applicable)
          c. Final
5. Electrical Inspections
        a. Temporary pole
        b. Rough-in prior to sheet rock
        c. Final
6. Sewer Inspection
        a. Sewer tap and building service line prior to backfilling
7. Framing Inspection
8. Fire Alarm System Inspections
        a. Test and inspection of all detectors, horns, strobes, and manual pull stations
9. Fire Suppression Systems
        a. Witnessed 2-hr., 200 pound test of system prior to being covered
        b. Must be monitored by 3rd party unless 24 hour attended operation
        c. Test of inspector’s test, tamper and flow alarms
        d. Final
10. Fire Suppression Hood Systems
        a. Inspection of duct installation prior to covering
        b. Witnessed balloon test
        c. Witnessed test of shut off of fuel to appliances
        d. Witnessed test of manual pull activation balloon test
11. Driveway Inspection
        a. Prior to pouring concrete
12. Swimming Pool Inspections
        a. Prior to relocation of utility service lines
        b. Bonding and grounding of equipment and reinforcement before concrete is poured
        c. Final
13. Final Occupancy Inspection. Please understand that you are not permitted to open business to the public
    until this application has been approved and a certificate of occupancy has been issued by the City of
    Bartlesville. Just as your building plans required review and approval by various city departments, so
    does the final inspection of your construction project prior to occupancy of your building and/or use of
    your site. You are responsible to correct any code violations identified through this inspection process
    and to coordinate such repairs directly with the inspectors. Any such repairs shall be corrected before the
    inspectors will issue the required certificate of occupancy.

NOTE: The water meter will not be transferred from the contractor to the homeowner until the final
occupancy inspection has been approved.

All inspections should be called in by 3:30 p.m. on the day needed. Inspectors try to respond to a call for
inspection within three (3) hours of receipt of the inspection request.

Contact Information:

Steve Walters, Chief Building Official                   (918) 338-4240 or (918) 397-0004
Lisa Hettick, Administrative Assistant                   (918) 338-4244
Scott Ullrich, Building Inspector                        (918) 214-4778
To be named, Building Inspector                          (918) To be listed
Fire Chief Bob Hasbrook or
        Fire Marshall Billy Phillips                     (918) 338-4090 or 4097

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