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Boone County, Illinois, sets example for safer practices with Cloudpermit

Boone County, Illinois

February 11, 2021

Boone County, Illinois, recently partnered with Cloudpermit, the world’s leading e-permitting software for local government building departments that enables on-site mobile inspections and permit issuance 50% faster than paper-based systems.  

The shift toward paperless and online building permit processes prepares Boone County for continued success and new efficiencies for its more than 50,000 residents. 

“Our community has been wanting to apply for permits online instead of traveling to the county office, and with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, now was an ideal time to digitalize,” shared Drew Bliss, Senior Building Inspector for Boone County, Illinois. “We’re looking forward to moving all processes online with Cloudpermit to encourage safer practices by reducing in-person contact and paper exchanges at the county office.” 

The county team, including Diane Zimmerman, Zoning Inspector, and Kevin Catlin, County Administrator, are excited to launch the cloud-based e-permitting software for public use early this year to improve and optimize customer experience.  

“We’re eager to introduce electronic payment integration to our building community and applicants by adopting Cloudpermit,” explained Catlin. “By giving our residents the opportunity to pay for permits on-site or online, we’re greatly improving their building permit experience and communicating that we’re listening to their needs.” 

Illinois has found a new digital leader in Boone County to guide the northern state toward more efficient and safer building permit processes during the ongoing pandemic. 

“We’re thrilled to work with Boone County, Illinois, and be part of their e-permitting journey,” shared Jarkko Turtiainen, Cloudpermit's Senior Vice President, North America. “Working with such an experienced staff and community is a fantastic opportunity and we’re looking forward to helping them provide an optimized, safer customer experience to their community.”

About Cloudpermit

Cloudpermit is the world’s leading e-permitting software for local government building departments. It is cloud-based and end-to-end which enables building departments, building communities, and applicants to complete the building permit lifecycle in one digital workspace. 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 un incorporated 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