The Overall tab displays information for all permits processed by DSD, ranging from major infrastructure projects to minor home repairs and solar panel installations. Here, you can view the total demand for Development Services Department's services (number of applications received) and department output (number of permits issued).
In 2022, DSD received nearly 70,000 permit applications and issued approximately 57,000 permits, an 11% increase in permit requests from the previous year. Most permits (58%) were issued on the same day or within a week. The dashboard's pie chart shows information for the most recent 30-day period to track recent trends.
In 2022, the average time to obtain a permit was around 49 business days, a decrease from the previous year's average of 57 days. DSD is working hard to reduce this number by hiring new employees, bringing in temporary workers to help with backlogs, providing training and improving efficiency. This dashboard allows us to track our progress toward this goal for 2023.