Digital Submittal Guidelines


The City accepts digital submittals in .pdf format.  These plans should be uploaded via the Cityview  File requirements are as specified below.

Plan Document Submittal Requirements:

  • Plans should ONLY be Submitted as .PDF files (We do not accept; dwg. cad, .jpg, .tif, .xlsx)

  • Maximum PDF File Size: (60MBs)

  • PDF Files cannot contain pre-existing Markups.

  • PDF Files cannot contain pre-existing Layers.

  • PDF Files should be Grayscale/Black white (No Color)

  • PDFs must be flattened.

  • PDF Security Settings:

    • PDFs MUST allow Markups. (Not be locked to disallow)

  • PDFs cannot contain hypertext links to other files/sites.

  • Recommended Naming Convention:

    • Keep File Names Consistent

    • Avoid the use of Non-Friendly Names (ex: k9dk38fj3.pdf)

    • Recommended naming convention for submittal documents example:

    • Example: “Sub1 Floor plans 123 Main St.pdf

      • “Sub 1” represents which submittal

      • “Floor plans” represents the specific submittal requirement item (Floor plans)

      • “123 Main St” represents information to identify the project

  • Applicants should submit one (1) file per submittal requirement. This makes it much easier to track corrections, markups and resubmittals.


    RESUBMITTAL Document Requirements: A “Resubmittal Document” is defined to be your corrected documents that we have previously reviewed. Resubmittal documents should follow the guidelines above as well as the Resubmittal Documents Requirements below.

  • Resubmitted Documents Should Include ALL pages from the original document, NOT just those pages which have changed.

  • All resubmitted documents MUST be provided after you have received the Corrections Letter (While the application is in a “Waiting for Resubmittal” status.)

  • If you are resubmitting a plan document, make sure you are clicking the New Version button, NOT the Browse button.



  • The browse button should only be used if you are submitting a new document, not a new version of an existing document. 


Contact Information:
Garland Municipal Business Center
150 S. York Street, Gastonia, NC  28052
(PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC  28053-1748)
704.866.6943 (office)
704.854.6654 (fax)






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