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Permitting Division updates computer system; Customer service impacted May 6-10

Post Date:05/02/2019 4:33 PM

Contact:  Jan Thornburg, Sr. Communications Manager   941-954-2613

Sarasota, FL:  The Permitting Division within the Development Services Department will have very limited customer service next week May 6-9 and the office will be closed Friday, May 10 as the division modernizes and continues the process of digitizing to a new enterprise computer system. Permitting

During the temporary limited service, new building plans and payments will not be accepted. 

Key dates and times:

  • May 7:  Contractor registration closes at 4 p.m.
  • May 8:  Permitting closes at 4 p.m.  No permits issued until May 13.
  • May 10:  Permitting, local business tax receipt, code compliance and foreclosure services closed all day

The office will reopen on Monday, May 13 with staff trained on the new system and ready to perform all regular customer services.

The new computer system will boost cyber security, reduce paper use, increase staff response and allows inspectors to file reports electronically in real-time while working in the field.  The current system has performed well past its expected lifespan and will no longer be used.

For more information, contact Joyce Williams, Permits and Licensing Manager:  941-365-2200 ext. 4326.




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