Lima building department adds remote options

By Josh Ellerbrock -

LIMA — The Lima-Allen County Building Department announced Wednesday it has increased its services by instituting both electronic plan review and remote video inspections.

To submit plans electronically, developers need to fill out electronic pdfs of the permit application, fee worksheet, zoning permit and plan drawings and then send them to Expedited plan review is also available electronically.

Remote video inspections can be done by using the Zoom app. Permits eligible for inspection by video include minor re-inspections, electrical reconnects, detached storage sheds requiring permits, residential construction and follow-up inspections.

Building department officials note that based on the complexity of the project, it may not be possible to complete the inspection by video remote.

More information on both processes can be found at the building department’s website.

By Josh Ellerbrock

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