Contractors can now apply for single-family home permits online in Port St. Lucie
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – As new construction continues to grow throughout the City, contractors of single-family homes in Port St. Lucie are encouraged to skip the trip to City Hall and apply for these permits completely online.
The City of Port St. Lucie’s Building and Information Technology Departments successfully created an online permitting procedure for single-family home permits through the PANDA system, which is the Building Department’s online services portal that can be accessed at https://pandapublicweb.cityofpsl.com/.
This new procedure allows a contractor to sign documents and submit a permit application and required submittal documents from any computer. Contractors also can pay all required fees, including impact fees, which are pre-programmed into the system.
The new system went live in late 2017, and the Building Department accepted the first two 100 percent paperless permit packages for single-family homes on January 25.
“The Building Department acknowledges that this historic milestone is the result of the cooperative efforts and hard work of the IT Department, Public Works Department, the Utility Systems Department, Building Department and the contractors,” said Joel Dramis, Port St. Lucie’s Building Administrator. “We are now encouraging single-family contactors to take advantage of the ease and convenience of this new online system.”
Online permitting for single-family houses will save contractors time and money when submitting, will expedite the internal routing of the permit between divisions and provide real-time notifications of all activities as they occur. Email notifications will be sent to the contractor following each step in the process.
Online permitting is available in Port St. Lucie for several other permit types through the PANDA system, including residential air-conditioning and residential water heater permits.
In an effort to increase contractor participation in all online services and the City’s level of customer service, the Building Department’s newly remodeled permit division will include two training stations for Building Department employees to train contractors and their staff on how to use the program.
Building permit applications are on the rise in Port St. Lucie. The Building Department received a record number of permits applied for in December 2017, when it accepted 3,058 total permits. That included 217 single-family homes and 176 multi-family units. On Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, the Building Department processed a daily record of 307 permits.
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