Reinstatement of Electronic Plan Review

Electronic Plan Review

Electronic Plan Review

The San Francisco Department of Building Inspection has reinstated Electronic Plan Review (EPR) for any new in-house review projects. This process saves applicants time and money on their project.

  • Saves Money – No need to print multiple large rolls of paper plans and coordinate multiple design professional wet signatures. Digital signature over stamp accepted.
  • Increases Transparency – All project information, comments, revisions, and approvals are captured, aggregated, and logged in one location, accessible online 24/7 through the designated Bluebeam session.
  • Saves Time – With the project plans online, plan checkers can conduct some reviews simultaneously, and any revisions can be uploaded directly into the Bluebeam session by the respondent rather than in person rechecks and paper submittals.

The EPR option is not currently available to any projects that were submitted in paper and currently under review. It is only for new applications. It also does not apply to over-the-counter permits. There are several formatting requirements, and the Building Department is offering a training session which you can register for below:

More information is available on the DBI website through the links below:


Authored by Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP Manager, Post Entitlement Division Gillian Allen.

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