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 COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERMIT ePLANS

 

BASIC SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Project files shall meet the requirements of the commercial file naming convention.  Files and file names for the drawings must match the following requirements:

    FilesEach sheet/drawing must be submitted as a single file. Multiple sheets/drawings per file are not permitted; multi-page supporting documents for drawings may be in a single file.


    Format. Each file name must be no more than 20 characters and composed of two parts - the Sheet Number and the Sheet Name.

    Size Limit. File names may not exceed 20 characters.
    - Characters include letters, numbers, spaces, punctuation marks, or special characters (! @ # $ % ^ & * _ { } : “ | < > ?) that require the use of the Shift, Control, Alt, or Function keys.
    - This limit on the size of a file name’s size may require the abbreviation of the Sheet Name; the Sheet Number should never be abbreviated. 
    - When saving the files, do not add the file extension name to the file name (for example ”pdf”). The operating system automatically appends this to the end of the file name.

    Sheet Number. The first characters in the file name must match the full sheet number or designator on the actual plan itself. Sheet Numbers should never be abbreviated. You may eliminate punctuation from the Sheet Number, if you choose; this may assist in meeting the 20 character maximum file name requirement.

    Sheet Number – Zoning Drawings. The first character for certified site plans, site plans showing building location information, and similar zoning related drawings, shall begin with the letter Z and numbered sequentially.

    Sheet Name. The next set of characters should reflect the Sheet Name as provided on the actual plan itself. Sheet Names may be abbreviated and in many cases, it will be necessary to abbreviate the Sheet Name to keep the file name under 20 characters.

    Sheets without a number or name. If a Sheet Number or Sheet Name is not provided on the actual plan, then the file name should appropriately reflect the pertinent information presented.

         Example: “General” (symbols legend, notes, etc.), “Plans” (horizontal views) and “Elevations” (vertical views), “Sections” (sectional views, wall sections, etc.) and “Details” “Schedules and Diagrams”.

    Supporting Documentation. Documents that support the drawings or plans, such as applications, affidavits, worksheets, forms, calculations, specifications, equipment and product literature, and correspondence, should have a name appropriate to the information contained in the document; no specific naming convention is SHEET NAME SHEET NUMBER 28 provided for supporting documentation. The file names for supporting documentation may not exceed 20 characters. When saving the files, do not add the file extension name to the file name (for example ”pdf”). The operating system automatically appends this to the end of the file name.

    EXAMPLES OF ACCEPTABLE ePLANS FILE NAMES
    SHEET SHEET NUMBER SHEET NAME ACCEPTABLE ePLANS FILE NAMES # OF CHARACTERS
    First Floor Layout A100

    A100

    First Floor Layout A100 1st FL LayoutA100 First FL Layout

    18

    20

    Structural Loading Diagram S-203

    S-203

    Structural Loading Diagram S-203 Struct LoadS203 Structural Load

    17

    20

    Electrical Risers E02300B

    E02300B

    Electrical Risers E02300B Elect RisersE02300B Elec Rise

    20

    17

    Mechanical Demolition Plan M1.01

    M1.01

    Mechanical Demolition Plan M1.01 Mech DemoM101 Mechanical Demo

    15

    20

    Cover Sheet and Index CS1

    CS1

    Cover Sheet CS1 Cover SheetCS1 Cover and Index

    15

    19

    2 of 16 Certified site plan

    Z-02

    Cert Site Plan

    Z-02 Cert Site PlanZ02 Cert Site Plan

    19

    18

    Commercial Building Permit Submittal Requirements form

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    Commercial Building Permit Submittal Requirements form Permit Submittal ReqPerm Submit Form

    20

    16

 

  • Drawings must be uploaded into the Drawings folder. Each drawing is required to be a single file.
  • Documents must be uploaded into the Documents folder. Multiple page documents can be submitted as a single file. The following documents must be uploaded with every ePlans submission (unless otherwise indicated):
    - Commercial Building Permit Application Submittal form
    - Maryland Accessibility Compliance Form
    - Certification of Modified Drawings (for corrections only)
    - Certification of Ambulatory Health Care Facility Status (for all medical offices and health care facilities)
    - Educational and Day Care Facility Verification Form (for all educational and day care facilities)
  • All drawings must have a 3"x4" clear space at the top center of the sheet to allow for DPS batch stamping.
  • You must complete your task in order for your project to move forward.  This is accomplished on the eForm (can be found under the Workflow Portals tab of your project) and is usually labeled as Notify County or Complete.  The Save and Close button only saves your work and closes the eForm - it does not return the task to DPS.
  • When submitting corrected information, drawings shall be uploaded into the Drawings folder and documents shall be uploaded into the Documents folder. The REVISIONS folder is only permitted to be used after the permit has been issued by DPS.
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  • Plans must be uploaded within 5 business days of application. Permit applications which do not have plans within 5 business days of application may be voided and the filing fees may be forfeited.

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