Building Inspection


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Building Inspection


The Electronic Plan Review System (EPRS) came online in May 2014 to allow efficient plan review and processing of electronic construction document files for building permit issue, instead of handling heavy rolls of paper drawings.  The main advantage of electronic plan review over manually reviewing paper plans is allowing plan review staff of different disciplines to review the same set of plans concurrently, thereby reducing processing times by over 50%.  This in turn saves our customers a tremendous amount of money in printing costs and significantly less time waiting for a building permit to be issued.

Beginning October 1, 2018, a pilot program will be launched to phase in a change to the EPRS from the current system to the new ProjectDox electronic plan solution.  It will run concurrently with the existing EPRS during this period.  We anticipate the transition will be completed and the new system fully operational by January 1, 2019.   In the meantime, please refer to the instructions below for more information.

Instructions (Current System)
Because construction drawing files can now be submitted online directly into the EPRS, all files, regardless of the media (CD, DVD, cloud service, etc.) from which they will be uploaded, are required to be in a specific format as described in the following instructions to ensure a successful upload into the system:

Instructions (ProjectDox)

  • Click here for instructions on how to submit an application.
  • Click here for instructions on how to manage your applications.
Drawing Sheet Instructions
Drawing Sheet Filename and Plan Set Index Standards
Drawing Sheet City Approved Batch Stamp Location

For questions concerning the current EPRS, please contact a project coordinator if you have any questions at 214-948-4337 or send email.

For questions concerning the new ProjectDox EPRS, please send email to Greg Mahar, Scott Webster or Jim Shelton.