Charlottesville’s new building permit system is operational

Both Albemarle and Charlottesville have recently invested in new software to help run the departments that process land use applications and permits. Charlottesville reached a milestone at the end of August according to Deputy City Manager Steven Hicks. 

“As of August 30, Neighborhood Development Services is able to accept online permits for building permits through the new permitting software,” Hicks said. “Looking ahead, the final phase of implementing the new software and bringing all remaining permits into the system will go live in November. We anticipate site plans as well in the near future.

Earlier this year, Council approved a new fee structure for building permits to match the new system. They held first reading on that matter on April 3 and second reading on April 17. (read my story)

You can access the portal as a guest and review applications here.

A status update on Albemarle’s attempts to modernize will be coming up in a future edition of the newsletter.

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