Buildzoom - February 7, 2022

Request

From: FOIA@Buildzoom <foia@buildzoom.com
Sent: Monday, February 7, 2022 9:19 AM
To: Phinney, Brian <Brian.Phinney@Biddefordmaine.org>
Subject: Request: Building Permit Records

To whom it may concern,

I am writing to request permit records from Biddeford city, Maine on behalf of Buildzoom. 

BuildZoom helps people hire the best local contractors, and we strive to give consumers a clear picture of contractors’ track records. In particular, we post information on building permits pulled by every contractor online as a free service to the public. 

We do business in Biddeford city and would like to provide the service to its residents. 

Can you please provide us with a report of all building permits processed by your department since Jul 17, 2021?

Such reports typically:

  • Are referred to as a Permit Activity Report, a Permit Fee Log or a Monthly Permit Report.
  • Include all permits broadly related to work on new and existing structures, such as structural, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, demolition, solar, HVAC, and gas permits, as well as any other kind of permit related to construction, renovation and maintenance.
  • Contain (i) property address fields, (ii) permit type fields, (iii) a permit value or estimated job value, (iv) a permit status field and (v) dates associated with the permit, such as an application date, an issue date and an expiry date, as well as (vi) the details of the contractor(s) who performed the work and, of course, (vii) a description of the permitted work.

We would like to request the records either via FTP or email delivery. An Excel or CSV format would be ideal, but a PDF or scanned file would also work. 

Please feel free to email me or call Vidhan Agrawal, the Product Manager for our Data Platform at (844)-336-0033.

We greatly appreciate your help and thank you in advance for your assistance!

Regards, 

Janine Rugas

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BuildZoom

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548 Market St. Suite 14554

San Francisco, CA, 94104

www.buildzoom.com

Response

From: Lamontagne, Danica 
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2022 2:25 PM
To: 'foia@buildzoom.com' <foia@buildzoom.com>
Subject: RE: Request: Building Permit Records

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your Freedom of Access Act request dated February 7, 2022. The report that you have requested is included in the attached Excel document. 

As this request took less than two hours of staff time to fulfill, there are no fees associated with your request.

Best,

 

Danica Lamontagne

City of Biddeford

Communications Coordinator

danica.lamontagne@biddefordmaine.org

207-282-8423

Response Document