January 3, 2012
Warren, Rhode Island’s busy Department of Building and Zoning sought a way to process permits in a more effecient manner. Working with Point Software, Warren developed a blueprint for an electronic permitting solution that would lighten their workload and ultimately pave the way for other municipalities looking to realize the advantages of this technology.
PermitLink™ moved forms essential to the Department of Building and Zoning’s daily operations to a dynamic, online format. PermitLink™ goes far beyond simply providing a way to submit a permit application electronically. Prior to cutting over to Point’s solution on January 3, 2012, Warren already had software in place that did that much. What PermitLink™ does is add intelligence to those applications, transforming them into a process that encompasses core tasks that include reviews, inspections, approvals, fee calculations, contractor validation and reporting – all of which can be conducted in real time, in the office or in the field. This robust functionality is readily transferrable to additional towns and cities considering PermitLink™ for their jurisdiction.