Mobile’s Permitting Process Goes Online
The Business View – October 2018 / News You Can Use
The City of Mobile recently introduced a new online permitting service to give citizens and developers access to managing plans, permits, inspections and code enforcement cases.
According to Shayla Beaco, executive director of Build Mobile, Customer Self Service (CSS) brings the development process from the industrial age into the information age.
“It is business-friendly, so our applicants can apply for permits, check the status of applications and inspections, stay up-to-date on planning applications, pay permit fees – all from the comfort of their home or office,” she said.
Additionally, CSS provides tools to track and manage permits, upload revisions and download approved documents.
Anyone can go online to set up an account. From there, you can:
■ Access a dashboard that tracks plans, permits and inspections if you are a contact on record;
■ View details on plans, permits and inspections if you are a contact on that record;
■ Search for plans, permits, inspections and code cases;
■ Pay invoices online if you are a billing contact on that record;
■ Request an inspection on active permits if you are a contact on that record; and
■ View user profiles.
To learn more about CSS and register for an account, go to urban.cityofmobile.org/portal/.
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About the Mobile Chamber
The Mobile Chamber is a private business organization with more than 1,700 members and the economic developer for the City of Mobile and Mobile County. The Mobile Chamber’s focus is to provide members with networking, marketing and professional development opportunities, expand jobs in the area, develop the local workforce, advocate legislative priorities and offer resources to help small businesses grow. Additional information is on the Chamber’s website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.