Applying for development permits will be done virtually in Red Deer starting June 20, following the launch of new software for online building permit applications last year.
Using the same technology as building permit applications, customers will apply for commercial development permits online via MyPermits. In addition to digital application and plan submission, the ProjectDox software allows for plan review, mark-up and approval.
“By shifting to a digital environment, we can provide more effective and efficient service to our customers,” said Amy Fengstad, Acting Inspections and Licensing Manager. “The recent improvements to development and building permit application processes are a significant milestone towards our goal of making Inspections and Licensing services more readily available to citizens.”
The project is a continuation of Enterprise Business Applications (EBA), a City-wide project focused on integrating and replacing software applications where needed. Since its inception in 2015 with implementation of the Tempest software, many Inspections and Licensing application processes have been enhanced to include an option for online submissions and customer self-service
The next step in the process is to move other application processes online, including compliance, earthworks, secondary suites, show homes and signs.
To learn more about the permitting process in Red Deer, visit www.reddeer.ca/permits.
To apply for a building or development permit, visit www.reddeer.ca/mypermits.