Civil Engineering Plan Review and Approval Process
The Development Services Bureau has undergone changes to improve its civil engineering plan review and approval process. The following documents will provide you with an overview:
Minimum Acceptance Criteria and Guidelines
We have a presubmission requirement that includes checking plans for the minimum required criteria that make up a complete plan for submission. Civil Engineering Plans (CEP) need to meet the CEP minimum acceptance criteria (Updated May 2018). As-built plans need to meet the as-built minimum acceptance criteria.
Electronic Civil Engineering Plan Submittal
Customers can submit Civil Engineering Plans online.
Types of projects:
- By right
- Use permit
- Site plan
- Form based code by right
- Form based code use permit
All of the following can be required to be included in the Full Civil Engineering Plan (CEP):
- Dry utility
- Erosion and Sediment control (E&S)
- Fire protection
- Maintenance of Traffic (MOT)
- Signal design
- Stormwater management
- Street lighting
- Striping and signage
- Traffic signal
- Wet utility
In certain circumstances, E&S and MOT plans can be submitted separately from the CEP. If you have questions, please contact the Civil Plan Review Coordination team: Marianna Subert, Shanetta Ore, Kamali Long.
Fees will be calculated by the Civil Plan Review Coordinators and are due with the second submission of the CEP. See Arlington County Code Chapter 22, Section 7 for the CEP Fee Schedule.
Tree Protection Plan (effective December 1, 2017):
- A tree protection plan, as required by a project’s conditions. Approval of this plan will be handled by the Urban Forest Manager, starting December 1, 2017, through the Civil Engineering Plan (CEP) review. View updated business process.
Read instructions on how to submit plans for electronic review and approval. Ready?