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Principle: Maintains and protects the health, safety, and welfare of the public by ensuring safe buildings,in the community, while providing excellent customer service.

Work System
Performance Measures

 

Building Permits

Description

This measure shows the total number of permits issued by type. These are building permits and permits for work in the right-of-way.

Significance

Currently not all permit types can be applied for on-line. In order to help better serve our community, the City would like to have all permits to be able to be applied for on-line. This measure will help the City determine how close they are to reaching that goal.

Analysis

This month there was an uptick in staff issuing permits. One reason was that we issued out temporary permits for the street closures in Olde Town and there were several permits that were paid by check and not online with a credit card. Our online system remains stable for our users to obtain their permits and make payments.

Data Source

Data is generated from the TRAKiT system. The report is looking at the user that issued the permit and determining if it was the online user that issued the permit or if it was staff.

 

Same Day Building Inspections

Description

Contractors and homeowners schedule work and time around the permit inspection. Often other construction is suspended until the inspection passes. Requests for permits may be scheduled online or called in on the 24 hour line. The permit holder may schedule as far out as 15 days, but day-of inspections must be received by 6 a.m. 

Significance

Performing and providing inspection results to customers in a timely fashion helps ensure corrections can be completed as soon as possible and the inspection and construction process can proceed quickly for our customers. 

Analysis

There were 2331 inspections scheduled for the month of August. That number is down 15 inspections from the month of July.  2329 inspections were completed same day. The remaining 2 were completed same day but did not  get resulted in a timely manner. This was due to oversight by the inspector.

Inspections continue to be performed with Covid-19 protocols in place to protect the public as well as our inspectors.

Data Source

This report is generated from TRAKiT and is complied from all inspections completed in the reporting period for Building Inspections only.  The number in the "Inspections Completed Same Day" column are all inspections that are completed on the same day as scheduled, if an inspection was a day past the scheduled date it is not included in this number.