Commercial Plan Review Services
To administer and enforce the North Carolina Building Codes, standards, and regulations via review of commercial construction documents, prior to the issuance of permits, as required to protect the public's health, safety, and welfare.
To issue of all applicable permits required for the construction of commercial-use structures.
To assist owners, developers, architects, engineers, contractors and the public in understanding the requirements of the technical Codes and the permit issuance process.
Plan Review Terms to Know
On-Schedule Review and Express Review submissions provide our clients the ability to control their plan review and permitting schedule. By utilizing the On-Schedule or Express Plan Review processes, our clients will know when a review is scheduled to be performed and the anticipated duration of the review. This ability can assist the project manager in planning and maintaining their critical path schedules associated with construction and delivery of the project for occupancy by the owner.
Preliminary Review is an opportunity to discuss code logic with the Commercial plans examiners prior to submitting the project for review. Preliminary plan reviews are an integral part of the design process for large and small projects.
Revisions to Approved Plans is defined as a change to the original approved project that is relatively minor in scope. Typically, the changes are driven by unforeseen field conditions, value engineering, or owner changes. Examples of such changes are: moving the location of walls or doors or moving the location of ducts.
Electronic Plan Submittal, Electronic Plan Review, Electronic Plan Management (EPS/EPR/EPM) is the on-line program through which architects, engineers and/or designers electronically submit their construction drawings and supporting documents to Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement (MCCE) for review, approval and subsequent issuance of the required construction permits.
Electronic Plan Review (EPR) is the review of digital construction drawings by MCCE, the City of Charlotte, and other City and County agencies for compliance with the technical codes and local ordinances. With software, the drawings are marked for corrections, or comments that can allow the project to be Approved as Noted (AAN).
Electronic Plan Management System (EPM) is a work flow tool that provides architects, engineers, and/or designers the ability to manage their projects during the plan review and permitting processes. 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.
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Click on the Plan Review Status link for reviewer contact information.
Click on the “See All StatMap Notes” link for review comments.
Scope of Services
Fee-based plan review: On-Schedule, Express and Revisions to Approved Plans submissions.
Pre-submittal meetings to discuss technical code requirements for future anticipated project submissions: Preliminary Plan Review.
Post-review exit-meetings with the owner's and designer's representatives to resolve technical code requirements regarding code compliance of the submitted design documents.
Pre-permitting meetings with the owner's, designer's and contractor's representatives to ensure proper issuance of the required permits (for use during phased-construction projects and construction of multiple structures on the same site).
Issuance of commercial building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits.
Assistance with technology problems regarding EPS/EPR/EPM.
Assistance regarding design and constructability challenges which arise in the field; post-permit issuance.