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Midland expects new software will create more seamless building permit system

Launching this month, officials say Cloudpermit system will help modernize services
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Midland wants to make it easier for homeowners and industry professionals to submit building permit applications online.

To that end, the town will begin a “soft launch” of new e-permitting software on November 30 with a full launch slated for January 1.

Town officials say the new Cloudpermit system will help modernize services and offer more convenient ways to support residents and businesses. 

“The cloud-based permit software is a one-stop shop for professionals or homeowners looking to build in Midland,” said Midland chief building official Terry Paquette.

“It provides each user their own portal for application submissions, inspections, and approvals, as well as integration with building department staff, scheduling and online billing.”

For staff, the town noted that the ability to use the mobile tool to conduct site inspections, upload images and reviews to the  project remotely, further provides efficiencies within the entire application process.

Penetanguishene launched Cloudpermit last March and the Township  of Tiny also plans to implement it next year.

As of January 1, all applicants are encouraged to use the new e-permitting system online. If residents have a paper-based application, they can still come to the municipal office for assistance with the online application.

Building department staff are also planning to conduct community training sessions in the new year. Interested individuals are encouraged to follow the town’s social media posts for future announcements of specific training dates, or connect with building@midland.ca to be added to an email list.