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Project X is a pilot program that harnesses the power of technology to bring project owners and their design professionals together with DCRA plan reviewers to streamline the permit review process. Plan reviews are conducted through WebEx with live audio, video, and screen sharing. The goal is to identify issues and address them in real-time in order to make the permit review process as quick as possible. 


Online plan review for construction projects can be significantly reduced compared to traditional review methods. In ideal cases, if all code requirements are met, plans may be reviewed and approved in as little as one day.


If you have submitted a complete and accurate building permit application online, as well as all associated construction documents electronically, you may be invited to participate in the pilot. Project X will include reviews for single family and small commercial or residential projects less than 10,000 square feet. Your design team must upload all design documents for review at least ten (10) business days prior to the online session. A permit will be issued once all DCRA and applicable external agency reviews are completed; and all Project X and permit fees are paid.