Submit Construction Project Plans

Are you looking to submit plans after you have applied for a permit?

You can submit your plans online for the City of Orlando to review.


Step 1.Check your eligibility

Have you already begun a permit application for a project in Orlando city limits? Before submitting your plans online, you must have already applied for a permit in the city.

Get a Permit

Step 2.Prepare your files

  • The maximum file size is 1 GB.
  • Each drawing must follow naming convention of “Page Type – Page Number” (for example, Cover-1 or A-1)  and must be submitted as one page per file. There is a five-day delay in processing if file name conventions aren't followed. See the Quick Start Guide for guidance.

Step 3.Log into ProjectDox

After we process your application, you will receive an email. The email will include a link to ProjectDox and will assign you with a temporary password. Use the email address you previously used to apply for your permit and your temporary password to log in.

Log into ProjectDox

Step 4.Upload plans

  • Click on your permit number.
  • Select Drawings” at the left side of the screen and upload your drawings into the "Drawings" folder.
  • Click on the "Upload Files" button and select "Browse" to find your files on your device.
  • Select your drawing plans and click “Upload Files.”
  • Once all plans are uploaded, select "Close" on the pop-up window.
  • Upload documents by opening up and selecting the "Documents" folder at the left side of the screen.
  • Click on the "Upload Files" button and "Browse" for your files.
  • Select your documents and click on “Upload Files.” Once all documents are uploaded, select "Close" on the pop-up window.

Step 5.Complete "Applicant Upload Task" to start plan review

  • Open the "Project Tasks" tab located at the top center of the page.
  • Select “Applicant Upload Task.”
  • Select the checkbox verifying that you have uploaded your plans.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Submission Complete.”

Important: You must complete the Applicant Upload Task to begin the review process. 

Step 6.We will pre-screen your plan

  • We will review your plans.
  • A common mistake is not following file naming conventions or having more than one page per file.
  • We will email you to let you know if there is a problem with your submission.

Step 7.We will review your plans

  • We send your project to the reviewers.
  • Once the reviews have been completed, we will send you the results.
  • Plan review times vary based on the plan review type (commercial vs. residential) and scope of work (repairs, new construction, roofs, additions, etc.)
  • To view your plan review due date, visit our Permit Lookup site and select the "Plan Review" tab after entering your permit number.

Step 8.Submit any necessary corrections

  • Once all reviews have been completed, you will receive an email to submit any necessary corrections.
  • Comments on your plan review can be located by selecting your permit number in the digital plan review website, selecting the "Project Reports" tab on the top right and selecting the "Changemark and Department Review Status" reports.
  • Upload corrected sheets by naming the files exactly the same as the file being replaced to allow the system to show the corrected sheet.
  • When you are ready to submit all corrections, select "Project Tasks"  and select the underlined "Applicant Resubmit Task."
  • Check both check boxes and select "Submission Complete."
  • Click on the "Task Instructions" box and select "Resubmit Complete."
  • The plan reviewer will conduct another round of reviews.

Step 9.Pay and download permit and plans

  • We will email you with payment instructions.
  • We will issue a permit and stamp your plans.
  • You will get an email telling you your plans are available for download.
  • Login to ProjectDox and download your plans from the "Approved" folder.
  • Print all items from the "Approved" folder to scale and post on the job site.

Step 10.Begin construction

You must have the plans, documents, permit and inspection form at the project site. 
The project is considered completed once you have obtained a final approved inspection.