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Architectural Barriers Plan Review

IMPORTANT: If you encounter any problems uploading the construction drawings or forms to the TABS system please email (preferred), mail, or have couriered one copy of the construction drawings and forms to the address at the bottom of the Plan Review Submittal Checklist.

Construction drawings and forms in PDF format ONLY may be emailed to <Submittals@TexasAccess.com>


Failure to follow these instructions may result in processing delays.

>>> Click here for our Plan Review Submittal Checklist <<<

The new Texas Architectural Barriers online System ('TABS') was implemented by the State of Texas on December 3rd, 2018.

All commercial construction projects having a cost of $50,000.00 or more must be registered through the new TABS site.

For a plan review to occur all construction drawings and forms should be uploaded (submitted) to TABS in PDF format at the time of project registration. ONLY PDF format is accepted by the state. If drawings and/or forms are not uploaded at time of project registration, the person that registered the project should log back into TABS and upload the documents. FedEx Office (formerly Kinko's), and other businesses offer large format scanning services.

Note: 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 register the project with TABS and submit the construction drawings.

You should upload the following to TABS:

(1)  One complete set of the construction drawings in PDF format, and

(2) A fully completed TDLR Proof of Submission Form in PDF format signed and date by the design professional having overall responsibility of the design of the project, and

Note: If there is no such design professional the TDLR Proof of Submission Form is not required.

(3)  Issue payment of the plan review fee by check or money order payable to 'Texas Access' for the Total Review Fee in the Fee Schedule. Please see the Fee Schedule for special instructions if you budgeted the accessibility fees according to the old fee schedule.

Use the construction cost on the project registration form or the Architectural Barriers Project Details 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 for all fees is acceptable. Temporary checks are not acceptable and will be returned to the person making the submittal, thus delaying the project.

Note: You must pay the plan review fee in a timely manner. The submittal is not considered complete until ALL of the above items have been processed or received. The Rules require payment prior to the performance of any service.

Also Note: We will accept payment through PayPal or the Venmo app. See the Fee Schedule page for more information.

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.