mikes616

digital signing and stamping documents

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Hi All,

 

It looks like the building departments here in NY are now accepting digital submissions for building permit applications in lieu of paper submissions.  I was wondering is any of you have experience with this.  Specifically how do you include a digital signature and seal?...if that is required.  It's easy enough to create a pdf file but the rest of it I don't know how to go about it.  I know there are companies out there that do digital signatures but I'm not sure that's what I need.

 

Mark

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I have been submitting drawings electronically for 6-7 years to some of the building departments.

Your stamp and signature can be place on sheet "0" in layout or on the sheets you need.

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That process has been available in some counties in Florida for several years now. I don't know all of the details. An Engineer has to pay a fee for an electronic seal and signature either per use or yearly. The counties that I have had contact with use Blue beam software. Sealed and signed construction documents become protected so that they cannot be abused and protect all parties. I could not get the Engineers interested, so I quit pushing the idea. I think they never felt secure enough regarding liability. 

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If you have engineers that don't know how to submit electronically, I would look for a new engineer.

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I do it all in Adobe Acrobat and add it to the PDF..

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Can I just scan it, including the stamp with my signature, making a jpg file and then importing it into chief and putting in the seal box on the zero page on the layout sheet?

 

Mark

 

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an alternative

 

http://www.signature995.com/

 

I have been using PDF995 since Chief ver 9.5

since it used to come with Chief - still works fine for me

 

I just bought the entire suite995 - it was time to make a contribution again

I had done this a decade ago but lost the license when a PC died

 

Lew

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