Review Process

For new commercial or multi-family development, expansions, and major modifications to existing developments:

  1. First, apply for Development Site Plan review by submitting the application and appropriate fee through the Evolve Project Module.
  2. The Technical Review Committee reviews and comments on the project.
  3. After any necessary corrections, the Development Site Plan is approved.
  4. After that, you can apply for a Building Permit using Evolve, our online permitting and inspections system.
  5. The building plans are reviewed. After any necessary corrections are made, they can be approved. While the building plans are being reviewed, the plans are also reviewed for zoning compliance and other Town ordinance requirements as applicable.
  6. Once all departments have issued their individual approvals, an invoice will be emailed to the applicant.
  7. Upon payment of the invoice, the building permit is automatically emailed to the applicant.

For other permits (including residential new construction and Change of Occupancy):

  1. First, submit application online using Evolve, our online permitting and inspections system.
  2. Any necessary reviews are performed including zoning, floodplain development, building plans, or other applicable reviews depending on the project type.  
  3. Once all departments have issued their individual approvals, an invoice will be emailed to the applicant.
  4. Upon payment of the invoice, the building permit is automatically emailed to the applicant.

Please contact department staff if expanding or modifying existing development to determine the correct project review. Information about the Development Site Plan process can be found in the Town of Leland Administrative Manual.