Q-TEAM is an alternate plan review process that allows applicants to pay a fee for an expedited plan review. Q-TEAM fees are in addition to all other fees required. Q-TEAM plan reviews are conducted in a meeting setting with applicant and Q-TEAM staff members present. The goal is to have the permit issued after the meeting, though potential issues identified during the meeting may prohibit permit issuance.
The Q-Team hosts pre-development meetings to assist potential applicants with planning successful developments and helps applicants navigate the permit process. Services include coordination for development projects, troubleshooting, and problem solving to address issues that may occur during the development process. These meetings are not meant to examine every detail associated with the development process; rather, they are a tool for City staff and the applicant to share information. We want the applicant to understand the next steps of the process, as well as any major concerns and applicable ordinances. This isn't a full review meeting; it's an advising meeting.
Staff is available for follow-up after the pre-development meeting, which is a one-hour virtual meeting. At the meeting, staff representatives from the following divisions/departments will be present:
Engineering (Paving & Grading)
Engineering (Traffic & Transportation)
Engineering (Water & Wastewater)
Other trades, as needed
Click here for the framework of a typical pre-development meeting.
To schedule a pre-development meeting, please see below:
Click the link to download the Predevelopment Application. (Revised 12/22/22)
After the meeting has been held, the facilitator will compile staff's comments concerning the specific project and provide them to the applicant within five (5) business days from when the meeting date.
*Currently scheduling the 4th week of May 2023 *|
The cost of each predevelopment meeting is determined by the size of the project.
0 - 25,000 sf||
25,001 sf - 50,000 sf||
50,001 sf or more||
Please feel free to contact any of our team members or visit us at our office located at the Oak Cliff Municipal Center - 320 E. Jefferson Blvd, Room 204 Dallas, TX 75203.
How do I hire the Q-TEAM ?
Applications can be accepted directly by Q-TEAM staff at the Oak Cliff Municipal Center at 320 E Jefferson, Room 204 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Office number: 214-948-4337.
How long does the process take?
Generally the meeting is scheduled 10-15 working days after Q-TEAM acceptance. The development team’s consultants, owners, architects, engineers or contractors should be at the meeting and ready to make on the spot decisions, changes, etc. Design professionals are encouraged to bring stamps and seals to the meeting to make immediate changes to the drawings. If revisions are required to be resubmitted, a follow-up meeting can be scheduled or revisions returned to appropriate staff.
What is the cost?
All of the standard permit and plan review fees apply (refer to Fee Schedule) with an additional pre-qualification fee and a $1,000 per hour for the review time. Maximum Q-Team fees are based on the size of the building project in square feet.
NOTICE: Single Family and Duplex will be done in the
Predevelopment Meeting Application (Revised 8/24/22)
ELECTRONIC PLAN REVIEW
Q-Team will only accept plan PDFs for electronic plan review into the current ProjectDox ePlan system beginning March 25, 2020. Only building permit applications submitted prior to January 1, 2019 will be accepted for electronic plan review into the legacy system. This also applies to addendums of building permits issued before January 1, 2019.
Additional instructions are listed
here. There is
additional charge for electronic plan review.
Please call 214-948-4337 or send an
if you have any questions.