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Pennsylvania Continues to Blindly Make Rules without Context

Mark K

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In California both electronic and digital signatures are legal. Establishing that the electronic signature is valid is more difficult.

We have some agencies that will not accept a digitally signed file because they want to ad their stamp to the approved document which I understand they then seal
 

jar546

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In California both electronic and digital signatures are legal. Establishing that the electronic signature is valid is more difficult.

We have some agencies that will not accept a digitally signed file because they want to ad their stamp to the approved document which I understand they then seal

In our case the uploaded file must be digitally signed and sealed, flattened with security settings that allow the building department to place their reviewed stamp on it. Once that is done, the file is flattened and brought back to the permit software as a separate file to be downloaded by the contractor.
  • The original file that was uploaded and digitally signed and sealed is left intact as proof of what was received.
  • A copy with the department seal "marked up" file is added for the contractor.
  • Yes when the BD stamp is added, it voids the RDP's digital signature but it is not relevant as the original intact file submitted to the BD is still present.
  • The system works as designed and protects the RDP because the BD stamped plan voids the signature.
 
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