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Plan Review

Plan Review Process

The plan review process is a technical review of your plans to ensure they reflect the requirements needed to comply with the codes, as adopted by the State of Florida. Required plan reviews and the length of time are dependent upon the size and complexity of the project. Plan examiners make every effort to review plans as quickly as possible.
Depending on the scope of permit, any or all of the following reviews may be required:

  • Zoning
  • Engineering
  • Building
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Fire

Plan Review Process

Submit Electronic Plans

Plan Review Status

Checking the status of your building permit has never been easier. Visit E-GovPlus (One-Stop-Shop), enter the permit number, or search by property, location address, and owner or by contractor. Once the permit displays, select plan reviews from the menu on the left. To read or print the notes for a given plan review, click on the number displayed in the far right column.

Plan Review Common Delays

Although we try to thoroughly review all aspects of submissions for code compliance, certain problems tend to occur more often. This results in rejection and requires correction during the plan review process.
While not all inclusive, this is a list of the most frequent problems. (Please note that not all items apply to all projects.)

  • Incomplete or unacceptable permit applications and/or required information
  • Plans not stamped, signed or sealed as required by State Statute
  • No survey or site plan
  • Improper setbacks, exceeding height requirements
  • Inconsistencies between plans and/or product listings
  • Fire resistance details incomplete, exiting not provided
  • Structural calculations, storm water calculations, air calculations, electrical service/load calculations, line diagrams, panel schedules, material listings not provided or incorrect (one or more)
  • Accessibility – routes of access for handicapped not shown

Common Plan Review Comments

Additional Information 


Florida Building Codes online for reference

Florida Building Code 2010
Florida Building Code 5th Edition