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Permits National Trend Report (Sample)

Last updated on 2018-11-02

Service Area Overview

Permit and inspection departments or professionals are responsible for performing building plan and site inspections, issuing building permits, and may provide business licensing services.  Building permits are required for all new construction, major additions, and some renovations for historic landmarks or conservation districts.

Influencing Factors Include

  • Demographics:  Population, geographic land area, and socioeconomic conditions may affect permit processes.
  • Community Characteristics:  Some jurisdictions utilize master planning, planned area developments, or other special zoning districts which incorporate additional requirements, such as harmonious design, which require approval for the issuance of building permits.
  • Citizen Priorities:  The types of zoning districts and permit processes utilized by a jurisdiction may be affected by citizen and local stakeholder priorities within the community.

 

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Footnotes

Avg. Cal. Days: Commercial: Request to Inspection

Avg Cal. Days: Commercial - Request to Inspection: Development: Average calendar days from request to inspection: Commercial

 

Include calendar days from commercial request for inspection or other triggering event (e.g., completion of other prerequisites) to completion of the inspection. If re-inspection is required, please consider that as an additional inspection with a separate timeframe.

 

National Peers: Albany, Austin, Bettendorf, Charles County, Columbia, Dallas, Denison, Dublin, Fairfax County, Farmers Branch, Goodyear , Grandview, Harrisonville, Hermosa Beach, Irving, Kansas City, La Vista, McAllen, Mesa, Miami-Dade County, Novi, Orland Park, Oshkosh, Raleigh, Rancho Cucamonga, Richmond Heights, San Antonio, Savannah, Scottsdale, Texarkana

Avg. Cal. Days: Commercial: Application to Issuance

Avg Cal. Days: Commercial - Application to Issuance: Development permits: Average calendar days from application to issuance: Commercial

 

Commercial

 

  • Multi-family structures (3 or more units)
  • Property categorized as office, industrial, institutional, or other non-residential types.
Average calendar days from application to issuance

 

  • Include in- house calendar days from initial screening process to approval.
EXCLUDE

 

  • Time when an applicant takes back their application to consider further changes. This time should not be counted as “in-house” processing time.

National Peers: Albany, Austin, Bettendorf, Bowling Green, Charles County, Clayton, Columbia, Dallas, Denison, Dublin, Farmers Branch, Grandview, Harrisonville, Hermosa Beach, Kansas City, Kennesaw, La Vista, McAllen, McKinney, Mesa, Miami-Dade County, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Olathe, Orland Park, Oshkosh, Rancho Cucamonga, Richmond Heights, San Antonio, Savannah, Scottsdale, Suwanee, Texarkana

Avg. Cal. Days: Residential: Request to Inspection

Avg Cal. Days: Residential - Request to Inspection: Development: Average calendar days from request to inspection: Residential

 

Include calendar days from residential request for inspection or other triggering event (e.g., completion of other prerequisites) to completion of the inspection. If re-inspection is required, please consider that as an additional inspection with a separate timeframe.

 

National Peers: Albany, Austin, Bettendorf, Charles County, Columbia, Dallas, Denison, Dublin, Fairfax County, Farmers Branch, Goodyear , Grandview, Harrisonville, Hermosa Beach, Irving, Kansas City, La Vista, McAllen, Mesa, Miami-Dade County, Novi, Orland Park, Oshkosh, Raleigh, Rancho Cucamonga, Richmond Heights, San Antonio, Savannah, Scottsdale, Texarkana

Avg. Cal. Days: Residential: Application to Issuance

Avg Cal. Days: Residential - Application to Issuance: Development Permits: Average Calendar Days from Application to Issuance: Residential

 

Residential

 

  • Detached one (1) and two (2) family dwellings and townhouses not more than three stories above-grade in height with a separate means of egress and their accessory structures. This definition is from the International Residential Code.
Average calendar days from application to issuance

 

  • Include in- house calendar days from initial screening process to approval.
EXCLUDE

 

  • Time when an applicant takes back their application to consider further changes. This time should not be counted as “in-house” processing time.

National Peers: Albany, Austin, Bettendorf, Bowling Green, Clayton, Columbia, Dallas, Denison, Dublin, Fairfax County, Farmers Branch, Gahanna, Goodyear , Grandview, Harrisonville, Hermosa Beach, Kansas City, Kennesaw, La Vista, McAllen, McKinney, Mesa, Miami-Dade County, Milton, New Orleans, Newton, Oklahoma City, Olathe, Orland Park, Oshkosh, Rancho Cucamonga, Richmond Heights, San Antonio, Santa Fe County, Savannah, Scottsdale, Suwanee, Texarkana

Number of Commercial/Industrial Development Inspections

Development Inspections: Number of Commercial/Industrial: Include all commercial development inspections performed, whether for projects as a whole or sub-parts of those projects (e.g., separate plumbing, electrical or mechanical inspections). If multiple types of building inspections are conducted, even via a single visit, count each one separately. If re-inspection is required, please consider that as an additional inspection.

National Peers: Austin, Bettendorf, Bowling Green, Branson, Charles County, Clayton, Clearwater, Columbia, Dallas, Denison, Dublin, Fairfax County, Gahanna, Goodyear , Harrisonville, Hermosa Beach, Kansas City, La Vista, McAllen, McKinney, Miami-Dade County, Milton, Newton, Novi, Oklahoma City, Olathe, Orland Park, Oshkosh, Raleigh, Rancho Cucamonga, Richmond Heights, San Antonio, Savannah, Scottsdale, Texarkana

Number of Residential Development Inspections

Development Inspections: Number of Residential: Include all residential development inspections performed, whether for projects as a whole or sub-parts of those projects (e.g., separate plumbing, electrical or mechanical inspections). If multiple types of building inspections are conducted, even via a single visit, count each one separately. If re-inspection is required, please consider that as an additional inspection.

National Peers: Austin, Bettendorf, Bowling Green, Branson, Charles County, Clayton, Clearwater, Dallas, Denison, Dublin, Fairfax County, Gahanna, Goodyear , Harrisonville, Hermosa Beach, Kansas City, La Vista, McAllen, McKinney, Miami-Dade County, Milton, Newton, Novi, Oklahoma City, Olathe, Orland Park, Oshkosh, Raleigh, Rancho Cucamonga, Richmond Heights, San Antonio, Savannah, Scottsdale, Texarkana