Are there requirements for using the ePlan Review portal?
Civil Engineering Plans (CEP)
Land Disturbing Activity (LDA) Permits
Why does the County required a blank square at a corner of each submitted sheet?
This space is for the County’s approvals.
I’m having trouble uploading my files. Who should I contact?
- Are the files password protected?
If yes, we suggest removing the password before you upload.
- Are you uploading a PDF file?
If no, convert your files to PDF before you upload.
- Are you uploading a large file?
The system may time out before the upload finishes. Consider reducing the file size before uploading.
- Do you need to contact our staff?
|ePlan Review Portal||email | 703-228-7638|
|Building Permits||email | view Staff directory|
|Inspections||email | 703-228-3800
|Land Disturbing Activity (LDA)||email | 703-228-3629|
|Civil Engineering Plans (CEP)||email | 703-228-3629|
Can I apply for a Land Disturbing Activity (LDA) permit prior to the building permit when both permits are required for a project?
Yes, customers can apply for a Land Disturbing Activity (LDA) permit before they apply for the building permit when both are required for the project. The LDA permit will need to be reviewed, approved, and issued before the building permit can be issued.
What does “waive” mean?
The term “waive” means that one or more reviewer (s) did not get to review the submitted plans within the review cycle. Instead of rejecting the plan, the ePlan Review system automatically “waives” the plan. Applicants will not receive comments from these reviewers. Applicants should continue to respond to all outstanding comments received from other disciplines and resubmit revised plans as usual. The reviewers that waived the previous submitted plans will look at the revised, updated plans.
Can I pay my permit fees online?
What is the required minimum size of the printed building permit set once a permit is issued?
After permit issuance, the applicant must print their approved permit set:
- At construction site prior to scheduling their first inspection
- Residential construction drawing sets should be printed on a minimum sheet size of 11” x 17”
- Commercial construction drawing sets should be printed on a minimum sheet size of 18” x 24”
- Plans should be of legible and easily readable scale
- Other than site plan drawings, no drawing should be printed at a scale smaller than 1/8” = 1’-0”
- Supporting documentation such as project specifications, manufacturer’s product data sheets and structural calculations may be printed on 8 ½” x 11” sheets