City of Baltimore e-Plans Review System

In 2011, the City of Baltimore's Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) was awarded an Innovation Grant to develop an electronic plans review system (e-Plans) to expedite and improve the review of full-size construction documents and/or plans associated with Building Permit Applications*

Starting on June 1st, 2012, all plans/documents will be accepted and reviewed electronically.

Submitting Plans/Documents for Electronic Review:

For Building Permit Applications that can be reviewed electronically, applicants will have two options for submitting their plans to the Plans Examining Office for review:

1. Submit Building Permit applications online. After the application has been submitted customers will receive secure access via email pay he permit application fee and to upload plans/documents into the e-Plans review system.


2. Come to the One Stop Shop, 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 100. The permit staff will help customers complete the online application, and a paper copy of the plans/documents will be accepted and scanned into the e-Plans review system.

Resources & Additional Information:

Click here to download a summary of the e-Plan review process

Click here to download Frequently asked Questions (FAQs)

Click here to download File Naming Convention Information

Sign Up for New Account

New Click here to check the status of your submitted plans under review


Questions about the new system should be directed to the Plans Examining office at 410-396-3460.

At this point in time, e-Plans review is not available for Over the Counter permits for example, 1- and 2-family dwelling additions, decks, or other permits requiring drawings but not full-size plans. For further information, please see the Required Plans and Documents table.