Consultants are the surveyors, planners, engineers, and architects who design and obtain the land use permits for new construction projects and are primarily involved with the Design phase of a project. However, they also have limited involvement with the planning and Construction/Acceptance phase. They are responsible for preparing “as-built” or “record” drawings detailing the actual location and elevation of the improvements constructed.
After the developer has obtained land-use approval (e.g. preliminary plat approval, preliminary site plan approval) from the County or Cities, the consultant surveys the property and prepares final engineering plans and specifications for construction of the development. Prior to construction, plans must be reviewed and approved by the District. District approval of the plans is also required before the local agency, land-use authority (e.g. County or City) will approve the project for construction.