OnSchedule Plan Review

OnSchedule Plan Review is Mecklenburg County's plan review that gives customers the ability to control their permitting and construction schedule. With OnSchedule Plan Review, customers will know exactly when a review will be performed and how long it will take. The majority of projects are too large or complex for CTAC Review and will be channeled through the OnSchedule Plan Review program to be conducted by a team of reviewers. Most OnSchedule Plan Reviews entail no more than eight hours of review time for each trade. The most crucial step in this process is allocating the required review time.

Project Submittal Leadtimes

In the Lead Time Chart are the estimated project submittal leadtimes for typical projects in OnSchedule Review, Express Review, and CTAC.  These values give a general view of leadtimes, however, they are estimates and will fluctuate with workloads.  Some project types will not experience the same leadtimes.  These project types include but are not limited to: daycares, schools, and hospitals.  It is necessary to submit an OnSchedule application before these leadtimes can be established. 

Electronic Plan Submittal and Electronic Plan Review

Electronic Plan Submittal and Electronic Plan Review (EPS/EPR) began January 29, 2012. Customers can schedule their projects for review in Code Enforcement's Electronic Plan Management (EPM) system and submit all their plans and drawings online through this system. The EPM system is a work flow tool that allows architects, engineers, and designers the ability to oversee their projects through the plan review and permitting department from their offices. 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.

Key Features

  • EPM Dashboard - View all actions performed on a project along with details of who performed it and when it was performed.

  • Project History - Submit applications online, view real time status of applications online, search for projects, reports, and account administration.

  • Graphical View - View the status of the project in a graphical format.

  • Plan Review Management - Upload electronic drawings through the EPM dashboard and track the plan review progress of the project.


Important Information

  • Plan Review Submittal Dates - Drawings are due for electronic submittal (upload to EPM) 2 business days prior to the review date so the packages can be checked for formatting and completeness.

  • Cancellation Policy - A project scheduled for review must be cancelled at least 5 days prior to the scheduled review date. If cancellation notice is not given within the described guidelines, the applicant is responsible for paying a cancellation fee.  The fee shall be based on the number of hours scheduled for the appointment.

  • Fees - Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement requires all OnSchedule Plan Review projects to pay the estimated permit fee based on the estimated construction cost provided on the OnSchedule application prior to submitting the project for plan review.

Electronic Submittal Process

Final Approved Plan Package

When the plan review package is complete, the contractor can print the Permit and Placard from their contractor account.

The contractor will need to have the placard posted on the job site. The contractor will also print a copy of the stamped approved drawings, from the EPM submittal, and have that set on the job site and available for the inspector.

Architect and Engineer License Information

When submitting the Architect and Engineer License sealholder information on the OnSchedule Application, it is imperative that you enter the license number as it appears on the individuals seal. This information is vital to the project, as it impacts the AE Pass Rate Incentive program and becomes part of the official record of the project. As we discover incorrect information, it will delay the project through the plan review process and may adversely affect the AE Pass Rate scores. If changes are required to the OnSchedule application to align the sealholder listed on the application with the sealholder on the drawings, a charge of $31.60 will be applied to the project.

Need Help Uploading or Navigating the System?

Contact the OnSchedule Coordinators at 980-314-CODE(2633)​.