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Newly-expanded online portal streamlines city permit process
Developed by the eCityGov Alliance, which was formed in 2001 as an inter-local agency with web-based services, MyBuildingPermit.com allows for fewer trips to government offices, paper files and a more flexible review process.
“It is very exciting to be part of the new wave of plan review. The whole idea of online review is a win-win,” said Valerie Graber, a mechanical plans examiner for Bellevue. “Everything is at the reviewer’s fingertips to help in the review of an application – our digital code books, associated permits, archived plans, manufacturer’s information and more...We are able to work with clients in a more team-like environment.”
MyBuildingPermit.com includes Bellevue, Bothell, Burien, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Mill Creek, Newcastle, Renton, Sammamish, Snohomish County, Snoqualmie and Woodinville.
When it initially launched in 2002, the site offered simple mechanical, electrical and plumbing permits that could be issued without plan review. The website expanded in 2011, allowing customers to submit mechanical, electrical, plumbing and re-roofing applications that require review by staff.
This latest 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.