Digital Signature Instructions

Submit plans using one of the two methods below.

1.      Hard Copies:

Print the Accela confirmation page containing the permit number and attach to the hard copies of plans which have been hard or wet sealed (3 Sets) and submit in person or via mail, Fedex, UPS, runner, etc.

2.      Electronically: Digital Signatures - Appearance and Statutes

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS   FBC 61G15, FAC 

Upload Digitally Signed and Sealed plans meeting Polk County’s adopted requirements for State Licensed Design Professionals such that each licensee’s digital signature appearance is to be accompanied by language that coincides with requirements adopted by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers on November 3, 2015.

This language must be present when the digital signature is applied to any document or drawing that requires signing and sealing by any Florida State Licensed Design Professional. The purpose of this additional requirement is to ensure certainty in how a file was originally signed and sealed and to show that the file is not valid for re-filing as an original document

As with paper plans, each plan sheet must contain an original verifiable digital signature. Scanned copies of digitally signed plan sheets are not acceptable.  Signing with a digital signature issued to you by a Third Party Certification Authority that is accompanied by a digitally created image of your seal and required language (see bulleted sentences below). Signing information should be placed where an original signature would appear if the item were being physically signed, dated and sealed. The seal and sentences can be part of the digital signature’s custom appearance available in the signing tool, or they can be placed on the document outside of the digital signature block. If part of the custom digital signature appearance, you must ensure that the seal meets the size requirements of the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

  • This item has been electronically signed and sealed by [Licensee, PE] on the Date and/or time Stamp shown using a digital signature.
  • Printed copies of this document are not considered signed and sealed and the signature must be verified on any electronic copies.

ARCHITECTS AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

Signing with a digital signature issued to you by a Third Party Certification Authority. Place a digitally created image of your seal and the following sentences where an original signature would appear if the item were being physically signed, dated and sealed. The sentences can be part of the digital signature custom appearance available in the signing tool, or they can be placed on the document outside of the digital signature block.

  • This item has been electronically signed and sealed by [Licensee, RA, or LS] on the Date and/or Time Stamp shown using a digital signature.
  • Printed copies of this document are not considered signed and sealed and the signature must be verified on any electronic copies.
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