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Boone County, Illinois, launches leading e-permitting software, Cloudpermit

Boone County, Illinois

April 13, 2021

Boone County, Illinois, launched Cloudpermit, cloud-based e-permitting software, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, to deliver safer, easier, and more efficient building permit processes to its community.

“We were blown away by the Cloudpermit software, and we’re anticipating our community will be, too,” explained Drew Bliss, Senior Building Inspector for Boone County, Illinois. “We’re excited to give Boone County remote access to the building permit lifecycle with the ability to submit, track, and pay for permits online with access to information in real-time.” 

The northern county will enable its population of nearly 55,000 residents to leave paper behind for permit applications and inspections. 

“Since everything is digital with Cloudpermit, residents can request inspections and we can use time-stamped messages to communicate with them online for easier coordination,” said Bliss. “As cloud-based software, inspectors have access to all inspection data in the field which is a game-changer for how we conduct inspections.”

With online access, the world’s leading e-permitting software for local government building departments helps building departments keep up with an increase in building permit applications.

“Boone County is experiencing a building boom and their team is prepared to issue permits quickly thanks to digital processes,” explained Jarkko Turtiainen, Cloudpermit’s Senior Vice President, North America. “This launch will help show the state of Illinois how much e-permitting can help streamline processes during seasons of increased permit demand, and we’re excited to be a part of it.” 

The paperless e-permitting software enables the public to apply for building permits online and to stay safe with remote access during the ongoing pandemic. 

“We wanted to implement a software that would be easy for our building department and users to use, and we’ve found that ease-of-use in Cloudpermit,” revealed Kevin Catlin, County Administrator for Boone County, Illinois. “Modernization is an important priority for us and we’re looking forward to providing a digital building permit experience to Boone County.” 

About Cloudpermit

Cloudpermit is a leading e-permitting software for local government building departments that brings all building permit processes online. It takes users from application to approval and empowers building departments, building communities, and citizens to work together online. The software was created for, and with, North American local government building departments to help communities thrive.

About Boone County, Illinois

Boone County, Illinois was established in 1836 and currently has close to 55,000 residents. It is bordered on the north by Wisconsin (Rock and Walworth Counties), on the south by DeKalb County, on the east by McHenry County, and on the west by Winnebago County. The Building Department for unincorporated Boone County is committed to the quality of construction, reviews documents, issues building permits, conducts inspections, and assists with construction projects. 

Cloudpermit contact:  

Jarkko Turtiainen

Senior Vice President, North America

216 983 9647  

Boone County, Illinois, contact:

Drew Bliss

Senior Building Inspector

815 544 6176