Free permitting platform for small- to mid-sized cities offered to expedite COVID-19 recovery efforts
Permits.com, a tool for property owners and contractors to apply for construction-related permits nationwide, announced today the launch of GovAccess, a platform for small- to medium sized towns and municipalities to expedite construction-related permit requests and inspections online. This enables contractors to quickly access critical information and approvals they desperately need to continue building in the face of COVID19 and beyond.
Due to the pandemic, building departments have closed or have restrictions on how they support service providers, workers and property owners. These restrictions limit the access, speed and procurement for contractors able and willing to work. Delayed permits and inspections could be long-lasting, ranging from costly project delays to potential public safety issues.
“We understand the impact COVID-19 is having on our country, particularly contractors operating in smaller municipalities,” Ray Antonino, the company’s CEO and founder said in a statement. “GovAccess strengthens the resilience of local governments, promotes civic engagement, and accelerates economic development by moving the permitting process online.”
Permits.com was designed in partnership with property owners, contractors, and local governments. The software is simple to activate and requires no integrations. Local municipalities pay nothing.
“We are uniquely positioned and committed to provide our GovAccess platform for no charge to help cities and the entire contracting communities during this tough time,” Antonino added. To learn more, click here.