Texas Architectural Barriers Plan Review Services for Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS) compliance where the total estimated construction cost is $50,000.00 or greater.
SUBMISSION OF PROJECTS FOR STATE ARCHITECTURAL BARRIERS PLAN REVIEW
Failure to follow these instructions may result in processing delays.
What is Required:
(1) One complete set of the construction drawings in PDF format, and
Note: If the project is new construction or an addition to an existing building then we must receive the civil construction drawings or the submittal will not be complete and the plan review cannot be performed.
Important: Do NOT submit colorized drawings. If necessary please output CAD files to PDF grayscale or monochrome or we may not be able to review the drawings. We review drawings on a computer monitor, so we do not need very large, plot size drawings. Please compress files to PDF to the maximum extent practicable for legibility on a high-resolution monitor (4K). Lines, graphics, and small text must be readable.
(2) A fully completed TDLR Proof of Submission Form (POS) in PDF format signed and dated by the design professional having overall responsibility of the design of the project, and
Note: If there is no such design professional the Proof of Submission Form is not required.
Important: If you were unable to upload the construction drawings or POS form to the Texas Architectural Barriers Online System (TABS) during project registration, please submit the construction drawings and POS form (in PDF format only) by email or by sending a direct download link to Submittals@TexasAccess.com
(3) Pay the plan review fee. Payment may be made by credit card (preferred), check, or money order, payable to 'Texas Access' for the Plan Review Fee amount in the Fee Schedule. See the Fee Schedule & Payment page for the fees. The $175 state project registration fee does NOT include the plan review fee.
Note: Use the total construction cost to determine the appropriate fees in the fee schedule. The final inspection fee may be included with the review fee at the time of submittal. If paying by check, temporary checks are not acceptable and will be returned to the person making the submittal, thus delaying the project.
Note: 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.
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.
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.