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Outsourcing Plan Review Poll

Outsourcing Plan Review Poll

  • Yes, Overflow work only when we can't keep up

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Yes, Only Residential projects

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes, Only Commercial projects

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes, All plan review is outsourced

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • No, We do 100% of our plan review at all times

    Votes: 8 72.7%
  • No, We don't even do plan review

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes, As needed for special projects/reasons

    Votes: 2 18.2%

  • Total voters


Registered User
Jun 10, 2011
NB, Canada
Electrical and plumbing are handled by the province here. There is no plan review. They just pull a permit and get to work. Everything else is done by the building inspector. The fire marshal also does a plan review of the fire items though.


Oct 16, 2009
Palm Beach County Florida
I would love to have a plans examiner for each discipline unfortunately small jurisdictions usually cannot afford or justify that level of staffing.
Then again small jurisdictions normally do not experience the size and scope of projects larger jurisdictions see and therefore that level of expertise may never be needed on our smaller projects.
That is why there are 3rd party agencies with specialists that cover multiple municipalities