MyBuildingPermit.com, the only multijurisdiction permitting portal of its kind in the nation, just got even better. In response to customer requests, the 14 participating eCityGov Alliance jurisdictions have taken online permitting to a new level, and customers can now submit nearly every application type via the portal. This saves even more time and money, and reduces impacts on the environment.
To provide a consistent
permitting experience across jurisdictional boundaries, the members
(Bellevue, Bothell, Burien, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Mercer Island,
Mill Creek, Newcastle, Renton, Sammamish, Snohomish County, Snoqualmie,
and Woodinville) agreed on standards, improved code consistency, pooled
resources, and shared costs. "This team came together to do
something no one else in the country is doing, and the result is a huge
success," said Rick Berman, interim executive director of eCityGov
This latest expansion will: accommodate applicants'
schedules with 24/7 access; eliminate the need for paper plans, which
are expensive and require storage; and save customers many trips to
government offices. The reviewer and client can easily clarify and
resolve problem issues while looking at the plans online.
Launched in 2002, the site initially offered simple mechanical, electrical, and plumbing permits that could be issued without plan review. In 2011 it expanded to allow submission of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and re-roof applications that require review by staff. Now, this latest (2013) enhancement enables customers to submit plans, pay fees, and receive approvals for all 10 types of applications: building, clearing and grading, electrical, fire, land use, mechanical, plumbing, right of way, sign, and utility.