3 Ways to Spring Clean Your Permitting Files

By Helen Callier

April 10th, 2022

Clean Your Permitting Files

A great time to jump start cleaning up your permitting files is during the Spring season. This is the time of the year that most folks feel energized and like to have a fresh start. It also provides a good opportunity to look at your permit to determine which ones are still open and require closing out.

While work may have been completed, too open permits at some jurisdictions can affect you from pulling permits for future projects as the jurisdiction wants to make sure final inspections and Certificate of Occupancies were issued. New permits may be placed on hold on properties where work was completed but not properly closed out.

Punt delays in permitting

So, take advantage of the Springtime to straighten up your files. Below are 3 ways that our building permitting experts suggest for cleaning up your files.

  1. Use a Project Management tool or an online storage to retain and save copies of permits and stamped approved plans. You can organize your files by projects using a folder structure which makes it easy to locate. Also, an online solution allows you to access your permits and plans anytime and anywhere if you have Internet access. Note that there are a plethora of online storage platforms that you can choose from for file management. Some versions have a price range to fit a wide range of contractors’ budgets.
  2. Use a permit tracking log book. PermitUsNow’s permit tracking log book offers contractors a simple way to denote permits obtained for multiple projects and is a handy journal book that Construction Project Managers find helpful.
  3. PermitUsNow Permitting Log Book

    PermitUsNow’s permit tracking log book

  4. If you have hard copies of permits and plans, schedule a time to scan in these documents or consider sending to a reproduction company to handle task and save to a thumb drive or online for you. This in turn will free up your physical office space or truck and allow you the opportunity to become more efficient and productive.

In Conclusion

The Construction market continues to be strong in many geographical areas in the US where many contractors having a healthy pipeline of work. To mitigate delays in City Permitting, consider straightening up your current permitting files in the Springtime so you can use historical permitting information to help your design or construction firm to grow. So, grab hold of the 3 mentioned ways above or call at 1.844.PERMIT.4. At PermitUsNow, we are committed to pulling permits for our Architect, Contractor, and Project Owner clients without delay, eliminating their frustrations with the permitting process. Plus, we make it easy for you to work with us. Simply: 1) Email us your plans, 2) Follow up on our feedback for any missing items, and 3) Let us get your permitting done for you. So, send us your plans today and we’ll free you up to focus on doing what you love – building your customers’ dreams. #BuildSafe

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