New Permit Search not helpful (UPDATED)

11/16/2016 4:23 PM by

UPDATED 11/17/2016

From the comments:

I can get results from the permit search if I leave the “Street Type” field unselected. I fill out the “Street Number”, “Pre Direction”, and “Street Name” and leave everything else alone.

Maybe our records are entered as “ST” instead of “Street” and it’s not matching because of that. I’m not sure.

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A reader writes in:

Do you know what is going on with the Permit Search capability for Richmond? Around April they took down what seemed like a perfectly fine permit search website. I was able to get everything I needed from that website. For a few months there seemed to be no web functionality available to the public. Now, the only website I can find always returns zero records when I search by address.

If you are of the ilk to be excited that the city’s Permit Search is back online, slow your roll…

Though the page says “To make it easier for everyone to check on the status of their plan submittal, permit status, or schedule of inspections we have reactivated “Permits Web Inquiry” on the Department’s web page”, this is not the case – as described above, any search returns 0 records.

I called Permits and Inspections at (804) 646-4169 for clarification, and described what is happening. The helpful lady at the other end told me that Permit Search doesn’t work, only Inspections, and told me that I should know this, because *obviously*. Yay Richmond.

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