The code requires that if the construction cost of your project is over $50,000 and your building or facility is subject to compliance, you must register your project with TDLR and have a plan review and inspection completed by a Registered Accessibility Specialist (RAS). State law requires registration prior to submitting the plans for a building permit. Local municipalities will reject your permit application if the project has not been registered with TDLR.
Access IQ can register the project for you. You will need to fill out the Architectural Barriers Project Registration Form, and send it to us, along with the non-refundable $175 TDLR Project Filing Fee.
If you prefer, you can self-register your project on the TDLR website, Architectural Barriers Project Registration Online. There is a non-refundable TDLR Project Filing Fee of $175. On the online form you will be prompted for an 8 digit RAS number. Select the radial button and type in “1494” to select Access IQ as your provider. If you have any questions or need help filing out the form please contact us. After you register your project be sure to print out and save the Architectural Barriers Project Registration Confirmation Page from TDLR showing the EABPRJ#. You will need to send this form to us.
The code requires that the architect, interior designer, landscape architect, or engineer who has the overall responsibility for the design of the building or facility to submit the plans and specifications to a RAS no later than the 20th business day after the date the plans have been issued for permit. If there is not a design professional with overall responsibility, then the owner of a building or facility holds this responsibility.
The plan review process will take a few days to review the plans and submit a report, detailing if corrections are required. We will walk you through the process, submit all the required forms to TDLR and answer any questions or concerns you have along the way.
To complete the Plan Review Process, the following information must be submitted. All forms may be downloaded from the bottom of this page including a Submission Transmittal Form:
The code requires that the owner of a building or facility to obtain an inspection from a RAS no later than the first anniversary of the completion of construction; however, we will be available to inspect your project during the final punch walk-through.
We will visit the site with the owner or the owner’s agent and perform the inspection. We will send you a report detailing the results within a few days.
TDLR can issue fines ranging from $500 to $5000 to the business owner, depending on the severity of the offense and how many times that offense has been committed. TDLR will also look at whether the violation was intentional or accidental, whether the owner acts in good faith to come into compliance once he is aware of the violation, and what penalty they believe is necessary to deter other violations. Do note that while projects with a value of less than $50,000 do not need to be registered, they must be in compliance with TAS.
The full 2012 TAS can be found here.