Permit Applications: Plumbing, Electrical & Mechanical/HVAC

Open the BuildIT Online Permitting System, and access Instructions for Using BuildIT (PDF).

BuildIT Online Permitting System

The Inspections Division of the Planning and Development Services Department uses the BuildIT map-based solution with an online portal for permits, inspections and licenses. Please note that:

  • BuildIT cannot be used to apply for a building (construction) permit.
  • BuildIT allows licensed contractors to apply for trade permits (plumbing, electrical, mechanical/HVAC).
  • The 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) went into effect November 1, 2021.


  • The 2017 NEC remains in effect for one and two-family dwellings. 

Electrical permits may use the 2017 NEC for wiring if tied to a parent building permit that was secured before November 1, 2021.

Access Levels

The system allows two levels of access: Guest and Contractor.

  1. Guests
  2. Contractors

Guest Access Level Functions

Anyone may access the BuildIT system as a guest without creating a login/account. Guest access allows you to:

  • Make payments by credit card on any permit
  • Search for permits
  • View inspection comments
  • View the status of a permit
  • View the status of a plan review

Guests are not able to schedule inspections or apply for trade permits.