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Note: You may not submit a project through both the Express Review Program and the regular OnSchedule permitting system, or any other plan review stream (i.e.: CTAC, Mega). If discovery of this is made, the Express Review will be cancelled, and the applicant will be held responsible for payment of fees incurred. Removal from the Express Review program for 1 year may also result.
Express Review provides scheduling for plan review and approval for tenant upfits, interior alterations, change of use permits, and for certain categories of new construction. New Construction Express Review services include not only complete project plan review for two business day permitting, but also partial project plan review. Partial plan reviews include: staged construction (shell, footing and foundation), trade reviews only (B/E/M/P/F/Z), revisions to plans disapproved through the standard review process, and revisions to previously approved plans. Partial Express Plan Review may not result in two business days permitting. These services are provided as a response to the request of the construction/development community.
Express Review may also be used to perform the 2nd review cycle for certain multi-family projects. If a customer would like to have the 2nd cycle review done through an Express Review, please review the full guidelines.
In the Lead Time Chart are the estimated project submittal leadtimes for typical projects in OnSchedule Review, Express Review, and Small Commercial Review. These values give a general view of leadtimes, however, they are estimates and will fluctuate with workloads. Some project types will not experience the same leadtimes. These project types include but are not limited to: daycares, schools, and hospitals. It is necessary to submit an OnSchedule application before these leadtimes can be established.
Electronic Plan Submittal and Electronic Plan Review (EPS/EPR) began January 29, 2012. Customers can schedule their projects for review in Code Enforcement's Electronic Plan Management (EPM) system and submit all their plans and drawings online through this system. The EPM system is a work flow tool that allows architects, engineers, and designers the ability to oversee their projects through the plan review and permitting department from their offices. EPM has features that allow you to submit commercial applications online and provides real-time tracking of your project as it progresses from estimation, scheduling, gate, plan review to permits.
Key Features Include:
Portia Coram, Express Review Coordinator Phone: 980-314-3135Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement2145 Suttle AvenueCharlotte, NC 28208
Projects allowed to use Express Review on a case by case basis, based on preliminary review include:
Projects not eligible for Express Review:
Note: Exceptions to the above project types may be evaluated on a case by case basis by the Code Enforcement Manager of Commercial Plan Review.
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Prior to the Scheduled Appointment:
EXCEPTION: Low Voltage fire alarm and sprinkler shop drawings are not required to be sealed. Supply to these systems must be signed and sealed.
At the Scheduled Appointment:
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New Address - If your project or permit does not yet have an established address, please contact Mecklenburg County GIS Addressing at 704-336-6175.Temporary Addresses - In certain limited circumstances, it is not possible to provide a permanent address at the time of the submittal of the OnSchedule application. In these instances, it is possible to work with Addressing to create a temporary address in order to begin the process. The temporary address will be used ONLY during the plan review process. Permanent addresses must be established prior to permitting.Types of Projects eligible for temporary address:
New Address - If your project or permit does not yet have an established address, please contact Mecklenburg County GIS Addressing at 704-336-6175.
Temporary Addresses - In certain limited circumstances, it is not possible to provide a permanent address at the time of the submittal of the OnSchedule application. In these instances, it is possible to work with Addressing to create a temporary address in order to begin the process. The temporary address will be used ONLY during the plan review process. Permanent addresses must be established prior to permitting.
Types of Projects eligible for temporary address:
Before You Start
The verification form must be submitted with the following:
Create the Address Verification Form - Search for your address using the instructions listed. Be sure to check for your specific suite or unit number, if needed. Once you have determined that the address you need is in the database, you are ready to create and print the Address Verification Form.
When submitting the Architect and Engineer License sealholder information on the OnSchedule Application, it is imperative that you enter the license number as it appears on the individuals seal. This information is vital to the project, as it impacts the AE Pass Rate Incentive program and becomes part of the official record of the project. As we discover incorrect information, it will delay the project through the plan review process and may adversely affect the AE Pass Rate scores. If changes are required to the OnSchedule application to align the sealholder listed on the application with the sealholder on the drawings, a charge of $31.60 will be applied to the project.
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