The Salinas Permit Services Division preserves public safety by ensuring that both residential and commercial building projects are built according to applicable building codes, city ordinances and state laws. The Permit Services Division is comprised of permit clerks, plan check staff and building inspectors that seek to provide timely intake, review and inspection of all private development projects to help stimulate community development and growth.
The Division was heavily reliant on microfiche, paper and unstructured digital files as a means to archive and store permit plans and other information. Permit Services had a desire to digitally convert these assets and centrally store them but it took a few years to generate the required budget.
Kristy Parker, Permit Services Coordinator, states “We met with BMI prior to any funds becoming available. We kept in touch and were impressed with BMI’s comprehensive offering to scan microfiche, paper and existing digital records into a single, hosted repository.”