Key Initiatives

·         To create a high-quality, customer-friendly 
 experience for permit applicants, licensees  
 and property owners.

·         To deploy more fully-integrated,
      technology-enabled and streamlined 
      processes to more efficiently and
      effectively perform project permitting, 
      construction inspection, code
      enforcement and business  
      licensing business licensing 

·         To simplify the permitting, inspection, 
      enforcement and licensing functions and 
      make them more timely and predictable 
      for all stakeholders.


DPIE and the Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative

   The Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative
   (TNI) is a major program of the Baker 
   Administration designed to improve  
   the quality of life for residents of six 
   challenged communities within the County. 
   TNI's goal is to improve these neighborhoods
   by providing resources and attention to issues
   and opportunities that will help improve the 
   local economy, schools, health care, public
   safety and aesthetics.

DPIE actively supports and is strongly involved and committed to this initiative.  Each DPIE liaison helps in numerous activities including managing a blight reduction program and participating in bi-monthly inspection tours of each TNI area with a code enforcement inspector from DPIE's Enforcement Division to assess the physical condition of homes or buildings in each TNI area — identify properties not in compliance with County codes and determine which are candidates for clean-up, fix-up, board-up or demolition (in cases of unsafe structures that are beyond repair).  

For more information, please visit the County Executive's Web page on Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative.