Plumbing and Fuel Gas plans are required for all commercial construction. The code official shall have the authority to waive submittal requirements under certain conditions. Typically, commercial work with ten (10) or less plumbing fixtures and/or three (3) or less gas appliances, may be waived.
However, Plans shall not be waived for the following scenarios:
Food Service Establishments due to necessary Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) abatement evaluation
Fuel gas system with greater than three (3) appliances on the entire gas system (existing plus new).
Shell building construction
Any building with new or upgraded water, sewer, or metering scheme
Submittal Requirements (to Plumbing Plan Review office):
Plans shall include floor plans to scale, schematics for fuel gas, waste and vent and water piping riser diagrams, and where appropriate, such details as meter room layout, equipment schedules, backflow prevention device details, elevations and site plans, material and fixture specifications, fixture clearances etc. Submittals will be accepted from a registered WSSC Master Plumber / Gas Fitter or from a Registered Maryland Professional Engineer (PE).
ELECTRONIC PLAN SUBMITTAL:
An applicant must first apply for a Long Form Plumbing /Fuel Gas Permit via WSSC’s electronic permit system called ePermitting. The electronic permit app will be reviewed by the Permits Services Section, then forwarded to the Plans Review office. Plans Review staff will determine if plans are required and will assign a plan number. When the plan number is assigned, an email will be sent to the applicant (Plumber or Engineer), to let them know plans can be uploaded into E-Plan Review.
Where only the Master Plumber/Gasfitter was designated on the permit application, the plumber will receive the Applicant Upload email and only that designated licensee can upload into ePlan Review.
Where a “Plans Submitter” was designated on the permit application, the Plans Submitter will receive the Applicant Upload email and only the Plans Submitter can upload into ePlan Review. The licensee may only view the project.
Where an engineer will be submitting on behalf of a project, they must be selected as a Plans Submitter on the permit application in order to upload; see the previous bullet for instructions.
New Users: the initial email you receive for the ePlan Review system will include a temporary password to allow you to register.
Plan Status -Emails with the plan review status will be sent automatically as we review the plan. When the plan status is approved, the Plans Reviewer will also approve the permit application and return it to Permits Services for “Final Processing”. Typically, the applicant will receive their next notification from the ePermitting system that the permit application is “Awaiting Payment”
ePlan Review Help/Resources - ePlan Review tools, resources and instructions can be found on the ePlan Review or access via the following links: