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Quick Guides for e-Forms

System Requirements

There are two kinds of electronic forms (e-Forms) provided by Buildings Department:


Desktop Form

Minimum Computer Configurations

  • 2GHz CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • Windows platform: Windows 7 or above
  • Mac platform: OS X or above
  • Chinese character supported: Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set-2008
  • Monitor with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels or above, while other resolutions are also supported

Please note that Linux is not recommended because Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat do not support for Linux platform.


Supported Browsers

To download the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) of e-forms, you should use one of the following browsers :

BrowserSupported Version
Internet ExplorerVersion 8 or above
FirefoxVersion 38 or above
ChromeVersion 42 or above
SafariVersion 8 (Mac platform)
Version 5.1.6 (Windows platform)

PDF Readers

To view and print the e-forms, you must use either of these PDF readers:


You also need to install Adobe Asian language pack on your computer in order to display the Chinese characters correctly.


Enable Javascript

Javascript should be enabled for the PDF forms. This can be set from menu bar → Edit → Prefernces → Category "Javascript" as shown below:

Enable Javascript

Mobile Form

Minimum Configurations

  • 1GHz CPU
  • The forms are best viewed on 7" or larger tablets

Supported Browsers

To download the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) of e-forms, you should use one of the following browsers :

PlatformSupported Browsers
iOSSafari
AndroidChrome