Introducing the Code Review Form

During the plan review phase of the permitting process, design professionals are required to submit documentation which proves that their plans are code compliant under New York State Law. There are often discrepancies between what documentation customers understand they need to submit and what is actually required to deem plans as compliant with State law. 

To address this issue, Brian Thompson, a plan reviewer in the Central Permit Office, gathered lists of specific items or topics that are typically required to assess the compliance of plans. He then developed a consolidated Code Analysis Form that clearly lists all of those items. 

Here’s a link to the form. The form is currently in a pilot phase.  If it is successful, later this fall the Central Permit Office will start requiring professionals to complete a Code Review Form and submit it with their permit application. We expect it to improve both the efficiency of plan reviews and to reduce the number of future code discrepancies.