Residential Patio Covers
Residential Patio Cover submittal requirements
An Engineer stamped plan is required if cover is other than a shed style roof (hip, gable, etc.), more than 12 feet in height, or is attached to something other than a house rim joist (wall, existing cover, etc.). Load path through a cantilever may require engineering.
- Completed application
- Homeowner Affidavit (if work is to be completed by homeowner/occupant)
- Plot plan/site plan (must show location of proposed deck and include dimensions from deck to property lines/easements, show existing window wells, show existing mechanicals)
- Construction plan drawing which must include specifications on the following (see below for more detailed information):
- piers or footings
- material to be used
- Any additional information deemed necessary by the reviewer (individual projects may require additional information).
- HOA approval may be required.
- Species of wood (Redwood, cedar, southern yellow pine, etc.)
- Grade of wood (#2, #1, etc.)
- Size of
- Rafters, joists, or trusses
- Posts (include height)
- distance between piers
- distance between posts
- distance between beams
- distance between ledger and beam
- distance between rafters, joists, or trusses
- height above adjacent grade
Connectors: (must meet wind design criteria)
- Post to pier
- Beam to post or pier
- Rafter, joist, or truss to beam
- Ledger to house
**Please provide all required information on the drawing. Do not submit documents from other jurisdictions as they do not contain all the required information.**
Note: patio covers must comply with wind design criteria including uplift
As all projects are different, some inspections may not be required, or additional inspections not listed here may be required.
Standard residential patio cover inspections:
- Pier/Caisson (should be requested at same time as setback inspection)
- Rough Framing
- Final Building
Rough electric and final electric inspections are also required if lighting or receptacle outlets must be added.