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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

Online permits consistently making up over 90% of all building department applications.  Discounting 2020, the typical spring trend is for permit numbers to increase going into "good weather" season.  The number of online vs. in person/emailed permits is also a factor in plans for reopening City Hall.  With less need for counter staff, some staff can continue processing permits and plan reviews remotely or uninterrupted and this has proven to be more efficient allowing us to keep up with the generally higher permit volume over the last year.

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 2241 inspections scheduled for the month of April. This number is up 244  inspections from the month of March.  Of the 2241 inspections called, 2239 were completed same day. The remaining 2 were completed  same day but did not get resulted in a timely manner.

All inspections continue to be performed as requested. While practicing all Covid-19 protocols to  protected 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 passed the scheduled date it is not included in this number.