The Field Revision process is for plan changes that are made to a project after the permits have been issued. Once the permit is issued, project management transfers to the field inspector assigned to the address. All modifications should be presented to the assigned trade field inspectors. The field inspector determines when the changes are sufficient enough that they will require another plan review. When multiple trades are involved in a change request, the building inspector will coordinate meetings until resolution.
The field inspector is authorized to make binding code decisions. In the event that the inspector is uncomfortable with the scope of work, the project change should be referred to the field supervisors. Supervisors will work through the issues to resolution or refer the project to be re-submitted for a new review. Re-submitted plans are required to have a field revision form (commercial) or (residential) attached for proper routing and instruction. Field revision forms (commercial) or (residential) are completed by the client and signed by the field inspector supervisor.
Revisions on permitted projects will not be accepted without a field revision form (commercial) or (residential) signed by the field supervisor.
See the City of Raleigh Development Services Glossary for any unfamiliar terms.
Are there any prerequisites to this process?
- The project must have permits issued
- A field inspector must require the plan review when significant project changes are made
How do I start the process?
A discussion must be held with the field inspector to determine if the changes can be handled in the field. The inspector will make the decision and if changes can not be handled in the field, they will sign a field revision form (commercial) or (residential) stating why the changes are being sent back for review and which trades will need to review these changes. The client will then bring the plans to the Development Services Customer Service Center for plan review routing.
What do I need to submit to the City?
|Required for Submittal||One (1) set of the approved, punched and stamped plans approved by the City of Raleigh or a paper copy of the scanned originals with signatures and approvals. At this time, electronic copies will not be accepted.
Four (4) complete sets of the changes, or five (5) if involving Wake County Health Dept.
The Field Revision Form (commercial) or (residential) signed by the field inspector that states why the project is being sent back into review and what trades need to be reviewed.
Four copies of the detailed letter stating what changes have been made from the original submittal, the original transaction number, the contact person's name, phone number & fax number. A copy of this letter must be attached to each set of changes.
What additional documents may be needed?
- Truss drawings, if applicable
- Hydraulic calculations, if applicable
Where do I submit my application?
All commercial plans should be submitted to the Development Services Customer Service Center.
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What fees are involved and when do I pay them?
The field revision review fee is applied by the hour, per trade, per review cycle. The cashier will notify the project contact person of the total amount of the review fee after all the reviews have been approved. Refer to the Development Fee Schedule for fees.
How long will this process take?
- The project will be put into review once it is determined that all required information has been provided
- The average review cycle for this type of project is five (5) business days per review cycle