Metro launches online building permit system

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 9:34pm
Staff reports

During a typical year, Metro Codes issues around 10,000 building permits.

But just in the six weeks since Nashville’s catastrophic flood last, the department has issued 2,100 residential building permits, a figure that should continue to increase.

To streamline the anticipated influx of building permit applicants, the codes department launched an expanded online code permit system last month. The system allows owners of flood-damaged residential properties to apply for, receive and print their flood repair-related permits online, without visiting the codes department. Ten percent of flood-related building permits have been issued online.

Fees for flood-repair permits have been waived through July 30. The deadline to apply for financial aid through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration is July 6.

Flood victims who need help in navigating the rebuilding process are encouraged to meet with housing coaches one-on-one at the Metro Office Building, at 800 Second Ave. S, in the Donelson Room.