Key Initiatives

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


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.

The Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement (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 bimonthly 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).
Department Initiatives and Activities Collage
Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative Sign