County looks at online permit applications

Cloud-based system could reduce office visits for permits

CLINTON — Online permit applications could soon come to DeWitt County.  The county’s land use committee voted Monday to recommend the plan to the county board.

County administrative assistant and interim zoning administrator Dee Dee Rentmeister brought the proposal to land use members during the group’s regular monthly meeting.  She said she was impressed by the firm Cloudpermit and what it could do for the county.

Cloudpermit is a U.S.-based company that specializes in software applications for local government agencies.

Rentmeister brought the information back from a recent conference for local government officials.

“It looks very easy to use,” Rentmeister said. 

Permit applicants using the online system would be able to pay using credit/debit cards.  The system would provide and track documents used in the program.

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