Electronic Plan Review

The City of Buffalo has developed a web based application in conjunction with idtPlans to manage our projects for plan review. Applicants wishing to utilize this system can do so by first registering with the portal.

How to Register

Once you visit the website (click here for website), click “Sign Up” in the upper right hand corner to fill out the online registration form. After you submit the form you will receive an activation link in your email. Click this link to activate your registration. You will then receive a second email confirming your acceptance. After this is completed, you will be able to login and access the electronic plan review website.

How to Apply

Once registered, you can begin the application process by following the steps outlined here. Applications will be made available for online submittal based on the schedule noted below:

Currently Available: Commercial Roof, Solar Panels, Swimming Pools, Interior Tenant Build-Out, Garages, Sheds, Accessory Structures, Signs, Cell Towers, Small Cell/Antennas, Structural Modification/Repair, Change of Use, Driveway, Fence, Tear Out, Parking Lot, Billboards, Demolition

September 15, 2019: Outdoor Café, Addition, Residential Building Permit, General Construction New

October 1, 2019: Elevators, Sewer Taps

If you would like to submit your project ahead of this schedule, please contact us at [email protected].


If you are not familiar with the procedures for online access to project data, we encourage you to contact IDT with any questions by submitting a support ticket through the Help Desk or by sending an email to the idtPlans Support Team. They will be happy to provide a online instruction or individual assistance. You can also email [email protected] to connect with any of our team members.

Thank you for using the City of Buffalo’s electronic plan review system.

**Questions regarding the application content can be directed to [email protected].

**Questions regarding technical issues can be directed to [email protected] or by accessing the Help Desk menu at the top of the screen.