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Volusia County has launched the first phase of Connect Live Permits, a new service that expands public access to growth management information.
This new Internet service allows anyone to research permits, developments, complaints and contractor licenses from their home and office computers.
Searches may be done 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by using the Connect Live Permits link at www.volusia.org/growth.
Contractors, homeowners and applicants can use the online service to check the status of their applications. The service also can be used to submit complaints regarding code violations.
Over the next several months, additional phases will be released, beginning with scheduling inspections, then making payments, and finally submitting applications online.
When the final phase is implemented, registered contractors will be able to apply online for licenses, demolition permits, and certain types of residential permits; other registered users will be able to submit a variety of applications that do not require a licensed contractor.