Detroit sees uptick in construction permit approvals under new system

Posted on July 6, 2018

The city of Detroit’s new digital permit approval system is clearing out shelves of paper plans and relieving contractors and staff from the time-consuming ways of old.

Since rolling outs its ePlans system late last year, the Buildings Safety Engineering and Environmental Department is receiving over 95 percent of permit approvals electronically, according to Dave Bell, department director. He says the new process takes no more than half the time as the old way.

Contractors’ quick adoption of the new system speaks to why the city overhauled its old network, which was outdated and inefficient.

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