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Digital Signing and Sealing

Plans, specifications, plats, reports, or other documents submitted in electronic format for review must be signed and sealed electronically.

Scanned copies of signed and sealed documents are not an accepted electronic submittal method.

There are many different accepted methods for digitally signing and sealing a plan using commonly accepted public / private key technology provided by various vendors. It is important that any method that is utilized be accompanied by a signed and sealed statement from the professional that the method and software that have been utilized to sign and seal the plans complies with the intent of the Board Rules.

Plans examiners cannot approve your plans without the appropriate Electronic Signature and Seal.

Related Regulations

Electronic submissions must meet state law requirements as described in the Florida Statutes Chapter 471.025, 481.221, and 668.001-006.

Specifically, with reference to Florida Statutes Chapter 481 and Florida Administrative Rule 61G1-16.005 for Architects, or Florida Statutes Chapter 471 and Florida Administrative Code Rule 61G15- 23.004 for Engineers, these documents must be submitted in original format to be scanned along with the permit application.

May 24 notice: New procedures for design professionals to submit digital documents

Florida statutes and administrative rules outline acceptable methods for design professionals to digitally sign and seal plans and documents.

In addition, the professional must submit a signed and sealed statement attesting to the veracity of the method and software used to sign and seal the plans and documents.

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