Coming Jan. 19: A Better Way of Doing Business for Building Permits, Inspections, Other Services
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Jan. 8, 2021) - The new year is bringing a major change in the way Hillsborough County handles building permitting, inspections, and contractor licensing.
On Jan. 19, Hillsborough County Development Services will launch HillsGovHub, a simplified, fully-digital business services process. The online portal at HCFLGov.net/HillsGovHub will provide free, 24/7 access to such features as the ability to apply and pay for commercial and residential building permits online, schedule inspections, upload contractor licensing/professional certification information, apply for tree removal permits, and view a variety of records.
Anyone can use the HillsGovHub portal, including homeowners who are undertaking projects themselves, commercial contractors, builders, and repair and renovation professionals. The cloud-based system will provide increased transparency throughout the transaction process.
In addition to streamlining processes for customers, the digital system will enable staff to perform multiple reviews concurrently, and provide real-time access to permit and inspection information in the field, allowing for faster turnaround time. Hillsborough County's Development Services department is one of the busiest in the Tampa Bay region, issuing 60,590 building permits and completing 333,973 inspections in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30.
Want to learn how to use HillsGovHub features? Development Services has scheduled several webinars in January to show customers how to register for an account, submit digital plans, review the status of an application, research permits, pay fees, and schedule inspections.
The content of each two-hour webinar is the same. The sessions are scheduled:
- Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 9 a.m.
- Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 1:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Jan. 21 at 9 a.m.
- Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 1:30 p.m.
To register to attend a webinar, go to HCFLGov.net/HillsGovHub.
More services will be available in later phases of the system rollout. For the latest news and information, go to HCFLGov.net/HillsGovHub and sign up to receive official emails.