Cleveland Seeks to Digitize, Streamline “Antiquated” Process to Obtain Permits

Courtney Astolfi, cleveland.com

Mayor Justin Bibb is pursuing plans to make the process of obtaining building permits and other city-issued permits quicker, less cumbersome, and ideally, less paper-based.

To reach those goals, Cleveland is seeking permission to hire consultants to analyze the current permitting system and recommend ways to make it more efficient and effective. The review and recommendations would cover all types of city-issued permits – from building permits related to a massive development or small, single-home kitchen renovations, to special event permits for community gatherings or movie filming.

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