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 City of West Palm Beach. Required plan reviews and the length of time is 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
  • Plumbling
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Fire

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, some problems seem to recur more often than others, which result in rejection and require correction during the plan review process. Not all items apply to all projects. While not all inclusive, this is a list of the most frequent problems.

  • 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

Plan Review Requirements

Florida Building Code

Florida Building Code 2007