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Full Adoption of Digital Plans Review is Coming to Permitting Services on March 6.

Beginning March 6, Permitting Services will join City Planning in the full adoption of Digital Plans Review for project plans submitted to the City of Orlando. We encourage all of our customers to review our Digital Plans Quick Start Guide before making their Digital Plans submission.

Questions?

City Planning customers can call 407.246.2269 or email cityplanning@cityoforlando.net.

Permitting Services customers can call 407.246.3396 or email digitalpermits@cityoforlando.net.

 

 

Digital Plans Review Training Session

To ensure that everyone has the opportunity to understand the new system, how it works and discuss ways to facilitate the transition, we will be hosting public training sessions on the following dates from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.:
  • June 7, 21, 28
  • July 12, 19, 26
  • August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Location: City Hall, 400 S. Orange Ave, First Floor Permitting in the North and South Collaborations Conference Rooms. Please feel free to park in the garage, 460 Boone Avenue and bring your parking ticket for validation.
As there is limited seating, we ask that you please register. If you have any questions, please email shaniqua.rose@cityoforlando.net or call 407.246.3306. Please use the button below to RSVP.

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FAQs

  1. Am I required to submit my plans electronically?

    You have the option to submit your plans using our new Digital Plans system.

    If you choose to submit paper copies, the process will remain the same:

    4 complete, collated, copies are required for the following permits, and any revisions required to be submitted:

    • One and Two family
    • Signs
    • ROW
    • Windows
    • Doors
    • Roofs
    • Tents
    • Sheds
    • Fences
    • Siding
    • Soffits
    • SWC
    • Racking permits
    • Trades Permit (plumbing  mechanical, electrical, and fire not related to a primary building permit)

    6 complete, collated, copies are required for any other permits, and any revisions required to be submitted

  2. How do I get started with Digital Plans?

    We have created a Quick Start Guide for Digital Plans. It is a step-by-step process on submitting applications, paying fees and determining correct file formats.

    A username and password will be emailed to you after your permit application has been processed.

  3. Will I be able to track the digital plan submittal online?

    Yes! Anyone with a permit number can simply click the “Check Permit Status” icon on our website to check the status of your project. 

    If you are the applicant for the Digital Plan submittal, you will also be sent an email regarding any status changes in the project.

  4. If my project was submitted as a paper copy prior to January 25, 2016, can I...

    submit revisions or other documents electronically?

    No, if your first submission was in paper, then all subsequent submissions will be required to be in paper.

  5. If I submit paper copies after Jan. 25, 2016 can I switch to digital for revisions?

    No, if your first submission was in paper, and then all subsequent submissions will be required to be in paper.

  6. If I bring in a paper copy, will someone be able to scan in my plans to upload?

    As a courtesy, our staff will scan up to 10 pages and provide you with a thumb drive to upload your plans in our office. Any plans that exceed 10 pages will be required to be taken to an outside company for digital reproduction.

  7. If I submit digitally, will I still need to have a paper copy of the permit,...

    inspection card, and/or plans, at the construction site?

    Yes, you will need to print a copy of the issued permit, inspection card and all approved documents/plans for use on site. 

  8. Do I Need A Computer To Use Digital Plan Review?

    Yes. The availability of a computer with internet access is required for Digital Plans review. You will also need a valid email address. The uploading of files and the communication regarding your application will be handled primarily through email.

    If you do not have access to a computer, there will be one available for you to use at the Permitting Services Office, located on the first floor of City Hall at 400 South Orange Avenue.  For more information, contact us at digitalpermits@cityoforlando.net or 407.246.2271.  

  9. How do I check the comments for plans that were submitted?

    The person who uploaded the initial set of plans can access comments via their Digital Plans account once all disciplines have reviewed the plans. For Permitting Services, anyone can access the status of the permit application here.

    To check comments while plans are still under review, the applicant must log into their Digital Plans account and click on the "Project Reports" icon on the menu bar. From there, the applicant can run the "Project Flow - Changemarks Report" and the "Project Flow - Department Review Status Report" to review any comments that have been made to date.

     

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