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Express Permit’s reliability, speed, and reasonable prices can make the decision to outsource your permit services very easy. In fact, our clients find the return on their investment so attractive that they wonder why they ever handled permit management themselves. Learn more here.
Firms that handle building permit services are called many things, including permit expeditor, permit manager, permit consultant, and even “runners.” The terms can be confusing and even misleading. In the end, it doesn’t matter what the company is called. Instead, the important thing is what level of service they provide. At Express Permits, we customize our service to your budget and needs, and can provide everything from back office support to expediting to full-service permit management. Learn more about our services here.
The International Code Council (or ICC) develops model codes and standards used in the design, building and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable and affordable structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose to follow the International Codes, so when applying for construction permits, it's incredibly helpful to follow these standards. It can make the review process much faster. Express Permit's technicians are ICC certified, meaning they have studied these codes and passed a series of tests. Having this knowledge means that Express Permits submits applications quickly and with less room for error or confusion. This, in turn, leads to faster approvals. You can learn more in our series of articles on ICC certification, which start here.
With our headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, a footprint across the United States and portions of Canada, Express Permits is knowledgeable with the building and zoning submittal processes in local, county, and regional governments nationwide. Our 25+ years of experience in permit management and ICC certification makes it simpler and faster for us to do the necessary research. See our locations here or contact us to learn more about your specific location.
Each situation varies, because review times depend on the jurisdiction's workload and volume at any moment. However, submitting the application with all required information according to the jurisdiction's regulations means that the review will go faster. Our knowledge, best practices, due diligence, and ICC certification give us an advantage in ensuring the application is done right the first time, which makes the overall process faster.
The simple answer to this question: it depends. Our permit services are completely customizable to your needs and budget, and we can work with you to provide a volume discount if applicable. We provide both flat rate and hourly options. The best way to learn about pricing is to contact us to request a quote.
Absolutely! One of the unique services we provide is for contractors who are rolling-out plans in multiple locations. We can store your plans on our private, secure cloud server so that a simple phone call or email with the location of the next job site is all it takes to get your permit project rolling. We also store completed permits here so they are available at the job site or anywhere you have internet connectivity. The server is accessible through any desktop computer or with a mobile app. Learn more about this and our other permit expediting services here.