Accela New Residential Information
- Online Training Videos
- Digital Plan Room Overview
- Digital Signature Instructions
- General Document Standards
- Submitting Plans
- Review Issues and Conditions
- Submitting Revisions
- Download Final Print Sets
Online Training Videos
Digital Plan Room Overview
Pasco County Building Construction Services Department is pleased to offer electronic plan submission and review through the Digital Plan Room. This product will allow for digital signature validation when customers upload their digital plans and will also provide an easier way for customers to respond to identified issues from plans reviewers. The Digital Plan Room will be integrated with the Accela Citizen Access portal which allows 24-7 access to submissions. Key Features:
- Easily submit plans, specifications, and other supporting documents electronically using drag and drop functionality
- Automated sheet versioning utilized for processing and attaching plan pages to previously submitted versions
- Access mark-ups and view comments or conditions documented by each reviewer
- Quickly identify the status of the current review cycle
- Final stamped PDF Plan sets available for download
Digital Signature Instructions
A professional engineer or architect who uses a digital signature to electronically sign and seal engineering plans shall have their identity authenticated by one of the following certification authorities:
- Global Sign
- Notarius Inc
Learn more about Digital Signatures please click here.
General Document Standards
There are a few document standards that we recommend for best uploading performance. Please follow these guidelines in your document design to ensure correct processing in the Plan Room.
- All files must be in PDF file format other than boundary and topo surveys must be dwg and CSV files cannot be PDFs
- Maximum file size is 200MB
- Do not use encrypted or password-protected files
- Please do not combine any supporting documents in the same PDF file with any plan sheets
- Supporting documents will need to be uploaded as separate files (Building Ex. energy calcs, truss layouts, Florida Product Approval Lists, etc.)
- A professional engineer or architect must leave a blank space on the top left corner of all
construction plans to accommodate the county’s approval stamp
- Building Construction Services Department – 4-inch by 4-inch blank space on construction plans
- Include a table of contents. “create bookmarks” in AutoCad when exporting/publishing to the PDF.
- Include sheet titles within a table of contents when possible.
- Sheet Numbering for Plans
Each sheet number must be unique. Take that into account when the number is entered manually and when verifying the sheet numbers.
Tip - For best results your plan sets should include a table of contents, i.e., bookmarks, of the sheet names.
Suggested order for table of contents is as follows:
- C (ex: cover sheet, construction plans)
- B (ex: boundary survey)
- G (ex: general notes)
- S (ex: structural, survey)
- A (ex: architectural)
- E (ex: electrical)
- M (ex: mechanical)
- P (ex: plumbing, preliminary plat)
- L (ex: landscaping)
- I (ex: irrigation)
- T (ex: topo)
- All Plans and profiles shall be at appropriate scale of sufficient size to show all detail.
- A title block shall be shown on all sheets, and shall contain the following:
- Name of project
- Sheet number and total number of sheets
- Name, address and phone number of the responsible individual or professional
- Preparation date and date of any revisions
- Plan shall be on one or more sheets 24 inches (high) by 36 inches (wide). Sheet sizes of 11 x 17 will be accepted provided all information is clear and legible.
- Sheet numbers must be unique and consistent for each version of submitted plan pages.
- When submitting revisions, do not resubmit the entire plan set, only the sheets containing changes from the previous submission. Number each sheet exactly the same as the original.
- You can submit supporting documents as individual files or as a single file with multiple pages
- Document files may be oriented in either landscape or portrait view
The following videos will walkl you through the process of uploading and submitting documents.
Review Comments and - Issues and Conditions
Issues are items that will need to be addressed and fixed prior to plan approval. Once created, each open issue will require a brief response in the Plan Room prior to a new review cycle being available to submit revisions.
Conditions are items that may require action by the customer but do not need to be addressed prior to plan approval. Unlike issues, conditions do not require a response in the Plan Room. However, while the project is being inspected, conditions will need to be met before final approval can be granted.
You only need to submit sheets containing revisions, not the entire plan package. At the end of the plan review process, the Plan Room will automatically combine all approved versions of each sheet into one final, stamped PDF plan set.
Downloading Final Print Sets
Once the plan package is fully approved, a final print set will be created and available. Follow instructions in this video for downloading and printing the final print sets.