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Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement has implemented a Residential Master Plan Submittal Process. The process utilizes the same system for our permitting and inspections, and works like the custom plan submittal process. The main benefits of the new program are: Utilization of the same system as custom plan submittal, plan files are PDF, we can use "Approved as Noted", and all project types can be tracked from the Contractor's Dashboard.
The master plan review process features two options; "New Building Permit Path" (master plan submittal with a permit application), and "New Pre-paid Fee Master Plan Path" (master plan submittal without a permit application), also known as the Pre-pay review submittal. Both options are initiated from the contractor dashboard under the "Permit Application" tab. There is a new selection under the "Permit Application" tab, Residential Master Plan Application. Selecting this option starts the master plan submittal process.
Selecting the "New Building Permit Path" starts the process with the normal online building permit application. When you get to the Plan Option section of the permit application, select the option "For this project a new residential master plan is being applied for with this permit", this will allow you to upload the new master plan at the completion of the permit application. Once you complete the permit application and click submit, a confirmation page will return that contains a link for completed appropriate zoning documents and a link to upload the new master plan.
Selecting the "New Pre-paid Fee Master Plan Path" starts the process with identification of the Project Details (plan name, heated and unheated square feet of the base plan) and contact information for the project. Once the Master Plan Application is submitted a confirmation of the submittal will be returned that includes a link for the plan upload. Supporting Documents are not required for the Pre-paid Master Plan submittals. All information regarding the master plan must be included in the plan file. Permitted projects take priority over pre-paid fee master plan projects. We will work these into the review process when our plan review back log is within our 5-day goal.
A new link has been added under the View Permits tab on the contractor's dashboard "My Residential Master Plans". This will display a listing of your submitted master plans and allows you to track the progress of your projects.
We have assembled a submittal user's guide to illustrate the submittal process.
Each permit submittal using a master plan must identify the site specific options one of two ways; list the site-specific options in the "Expanded Scope of Work" text box within the permit application, or complete the Master Plan Summary Sheet and attach it to the permit application.
A copy of the approved master plan package must tailored to the site-specific project, containing only the options to be built for that lot. This may be accomplished by marking out the options that do not apply. The plan set shall be maintained at the construction site and available for the field inspector.
Plan Review Facilitator: 980-314-2633 then enter the following sequence of numbers; 1, 2, 2, 2.
Charles Walker, PE, Program Manager
Scott Westbrook, Senior Plans Examiner
Plan Review Controllers: Anna Rayfield, Mark Winslow