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RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PERMIT ePLANS

Please note that beginning January 9th, 2017 all permit applications and plan submittals associated with solar panel installations will be required to use eServices. Classes in the use of eServices are offered each Monday at 9 a.m. at DPS offices located at 255 Rockville Pike 2nd fl. Rockville Maryland. You can also click on the green eServices tab on the DPS homepage, email dps.eservices@montgomerycountymd.gov or by calling Aaron Smith @ 240-994-0335.

BASIC SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS-

  • File names shall comply with the file naming conventions as shown below. Files that are named incorrectly may cause the plans to be suspended or rejected.
  • 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.
  • 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. These can be submitted as a single file. All drawings must have a 3"x4" clear space at the top center of the sheet to allow for DPS batch stamping.
  • 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.
  • ePlans "cheat sheet" applicant walk-through guide.
  • Digital Signature of Plans Information
  • Rooftop Solar Panel Applications:
    • A structrural engineer licensed by the State of Maryland must sign and seal structrual drawings and releated documents. A State of Maryland licensed electrical engineer or master electrician must sign and seal electrical drawings and documents. As of July 5, 2016 these drawings and documents must be digitally signed (encrypted digital signature) as required by the State of Maryland. DPS will no longer accept signed affidavits in lieu of the digital signature.
    • Effective October 10, 2016, please note that DPS will change the requirements for submitting and reviewing applications for the residential rooftop solar panel installations and referback rooftop solar panel installations. In particular, please pay attention to the prescribed timeframes for submitting the application, corrections, and paying due fees. Failure to comply with these tiemframs may result in voiding the permit and losing the filing fees.

SPECIFIC PERMIT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS-

  • The first character in the sheet file name should start with discipline designator, example: "A" for Architectural, "S" for Structural, etc. Other commonly used discipline designators:
    • C - Civil
    • DM - Demolition
    • X - Other disciplines
    • Each sheet/drawing must have a sheet reference number; the sheet/drawing number is the 3-digit number with leading zeroes, see table below.
    • The sheet/drawing name must identify the floor(s) or similar pertinent information, such as: General (symbols legend, notes, etc.), Plans (horizontal views), Elevations (vertical views), Sections (sectional views, wall sections or sections that are not in details), Details, Schedules and Diagrams, User Defined (for types that do not fall in other categories, including typical detail sheets) User Defined (for types that do not fall in other categories), 3D Representations (isometrics, perspectives, photographs).
    • ALL sheets/drawings must contain a page number (page X of Y)
    • Ensure that all details are submitted under the correct discipline

 

  • File names shall follow the file naming convention noted here:

Sheet/Drawing Type

Discipline Designator

Sheet/Drawing Reference Number

Acceptable ePlans File Name

# of Characters

General, Construction Notes

0 (zero)

001-999

001-Cover Sheet

002-Cover Sheet

15

15

Architectural

A

001-999

A002-2nd Level Floor

20

Structural

S

001-999

S003-3rd FL Framing

19

Zoning/Site Plan

Z

001-999

Z001-Site Plan

14

Energy Conservation

EC

001-999

EC001-Envelope

14

Electrical

E

001-999

E001-Elec Riser

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Revised files shall follow the naming convention noted here:

Sheet/Drawing Type

Acceptable REVISED ePlans File Name

# of Characters

General, Construction Notes

001-Cover Sheet-RX

002-Cover Sheet-RX

18

18

Architectural

A002-2nd Level Floor-RX

23

Structural

S003-3rd FL Framing-RX

22

Zoning/Site Plan

Z001-Site Plan-RX

17

Energy Conservation

EC001-Envelope-RX

17

Electrical

E001-Elec Riser-RX

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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