Need a permit in Jefferson County? It’s now easier than ever

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Whether you’re a contractor, a business owner, a homeowner or just an average citizen, permits are a part of life. Gone are the days of cumbersome paperwork and trips to the courthouse—Jefferson County is going digital. Here’s what you need to know.

JeffCo Goes Digital

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We got to tag along with the Chief Electrical Inspector/Building Official of the Jefferson County Development Services Department. He explains how moving the inspection process to a digital platform benefits everyone involved.

Serving Citizens Better

No more clunky binders for inspectors. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

You can check out the new ePermitJC Portal here. The whole purpose of this platform is to better serve the citizens of Jefferson County, which is why they’ve put together some super helpful resources.

Before you dive in, check out this first-time users page. It has how-to videos, a step-by-step instructional document and more.

Here are the types of permits you can now apply for online:

  • ESD Permits
  • Building Permits
  • Planning Permits
  • Roads Permits
  • Contractor Licensing

Get a full list here.

Get your ducks in a row from the comfort of your own home—you can’t beat that!

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