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Scope of Plan Review Services
Perform plan review on small commercial up-fit and renovation projects up to 10,000 sq. ft. primarily in the Business (B) and Mercantile (M) occupancy classifications for compliance with the NC State Building Code.
Our performance goals are to complete the project review within seven days from the date of plan acceptance.
The complete CTAC process, permitting, plan submittal, and plan review can be accomplished from your computer. Code Enforcement customers with an established Contractor account and properly licensed, can submit a permit application and attach the electronic plans in PDF format. Projects must fit within the list of acceptable project types listed further down this page. Project must also meet the Project Submittal Requirements listed below.
All projects must be permit ready and must be initiated by the general contractor or primary contractor, properly licensed for the project, using their Mecklenburg County contractor account. The process is described below:
Failure to comply with these requirements will result in cancellation of the project and permit application.
To check the status of a CTAC project during the plan review process, log into your contractor account and search under your project number. If you don't have a contractor account, you may search as a guest at this web page using the project number. You may also contact one of the CTAC Project Coordinators; Masika Edwards, or Lorena Gomez.
CTAC project submittals are monitored by our Project Controllers for compliance with the CTAC Project Submittal Requirements prior to being set up for plan review. If you have questions regarding CTAC plan submittal you may contact one of the CTAC Controllers; Anna Rayfield, or Mark Winslow.
Note: If you are uncertain, customers should confirm eligibility for CTAC review in advance. Those projects submitted to CTAC that are not eligible for CTAC review will be cancelled, and referred to OnSchedule plan review. The CTAC reviewers will make the final decision/determination of specific project eligibility.
Any project requires City of Charlotte Engineering approval or Planning/zoning approval from the northern towns zoning (Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville) must have approval prior to submitting to CTAC.
The CTAC Walk-Thru Review is an incentive program for Architects & Engineers (A/E) who are ranked as "Superior Performers" in the Mecklenburg County's A/E Pass Rate Program. The program allows a Superior Performing Design Team to submit eligible small commercial projects (max. 2500 sq. ft.) to be reviewed, approved and permitted on the same day. The design professionals on the team must all have and individual score of 85% or higher in the A/E Pass Rate Program and shall be present in the lobby for the entire review process. This program is offered daily from 8:30 - 10:30AM on a first come, first served basis with no more than 5 projects reviewed per day. Program eligibility, submittal requirements and process description are provided below.
Two business days prior to submittal of the project the lead designer for the project will e-mail the CTAC Project Coordinators, Masika Edwards, or Lorena Gomez at firstname.lastname@example.org including the following:
Note: Projects that are reviewed in the CTAC Walk-Thru or the regular CTAC plan review programs are not graded as of the A/E Pass Rate Program.
Commercial Plan Review Checklists: Building/Accessibility, Electrical, & Mechanical/Plumbing
Appendix B 2018 As listed on N.C. Department of Insurance Website. Look for 2018 Building Code Summary - Appendix B, available in Word and PDF formats.
Amended residential span tables from chapter 5 & 8
Supplements to girder and header span tables for #2 Southern Pine
Amended commercial span tables from chapter 23
Requirements Regarding the Use of Professional Seals and the Practice of Architecture and Engineering in the State of North Carolina.
Project Coordinators: 980-314-2633, then enter the following sequences of numbers; 1, 2, 1, 2.
Scott Westbrook, Program Manager
Tim Parnell, Senior Plans Examiner
Project Coordinators: Masika Edwards, Lorena Gomez
Project Controllers: Anna Rayfield, Mark Winslow
Plans Examiners: Brian Atwell, Nicholas Gripp, Shazia Khan, Ken Kiser, Kari Lanning, Calvin Laton, Charles McNeilly, Joseph Sandridge, Craig Sloop