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Architectural Barriers Plan Review


Forms required for plan review may be mailed, couriered, faxed, or emailed in pdf format.

Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious delays or a rejection and return of any documents that do not adhere to these requirements.

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For a plan review submittal the following items MUST be included together and submitted as one package to prevent delays in processing:

(1)  One of either of the following, (a) OR (b);

(a)  A fully hand completed TDLR Architectural Barriers Project Registration Form, or

(b)  An Architectural Barriers Project Registration Confirmation Page, if you registered the project with TDLR's Online Project Registration system.

Where there is not a design professional with overall responsibility for the design of the project, the Owner (holding title to the property) is required to make the submittal.

Note: Buildings or facilities that have separate physical addresses OR are located on separate sites, must be registered and submitted separately. Separate sites or multiple projects that are part of a single bid or bond package, must be registered and submitted separately.

(2)  The email address of the Building/Facility Owner. This is the person Contact Name entered on either of the above documents. We will need to have the email address of the Contact Name for the Owner for our plan review reporting purposes.

(3)  A fully completed TDLR Proof of Submission Form. The design professional with overall responsibility for the design of the project must submit a fully completed TDLR Proof of Submission Form. In the absence of such a design professional, the Owner is required to make the submittal. In that event, we will not require this form.

(4)  One complete set of hard construction documents (non-electronic) plotted to-scale for all disciplines. We prefer that construction document plan sheets not be loose rolled, but be bound or stapled together. We also prefer not to receive paper vellum (plasticized cotton). All documents applicable to the project should be submitted as one package to ensure inclusion in the plan review. This includes civils, architecturals, MEPs, and specifications.

Note: Construction drawings may be half size if reduced to-scale and if the details are clearly legible (first generation plots). For architectural drawings the maximum reduction allowed is from 1/8" to 1/16" scale. For engineering drawings the maximum reduction allowed is from 1:20 to 1:40 scale. Drawings that are reduced out of scale cannot be reviewed. Full size drawings may be submitted at any scale the design professional has chosen.

(5)  A check or money order payable to 'Texas Access' for the Total Review Fee in the Fee Schedule. Use the construction cost on the project registration form or confirmation page to determine the appropriate fees in the fee schedule. The final inspection fee may be included with the review fee at time of submittal. One check is acceptable. NOTE: Temporary checks are not acceptable and will be returned to the person making the submittal, thus delaying the project.

Note: We will not invoice your client for the plan review fee after we receive the construction documents, since state law requires that payment be included as part of the submittal package. The Rules require payment prior to the performance of the service.

IMPORTANT! Incomplete forms that are submitted to Texas Access as part of the project submittal requirements will be rejected and will delay the plan review of the project.

Send the above via courier, regular or express mail to our Main Project Intake Office.

We highly recommend that you visit the TDLR's Subscriber Notification web site and sign up to receive special e-mail notifications of announcements issued by the Architectural Barriers Division. This will help you to stay informed of Department releases pertaining to rules and regulations governing accessibility.