Open Data Norfolk

Norfolk Open Data 

Norfolk Improves Transparency & Innovation with Open Data

What Open Data Is

Data (in this case, data that is gathered by the City), that can be used, repurposed and distributed by anyone without restriction or cost.

What NorfolkOpenData Is

In July 2017, Norfolk City Council adopted an open data policy that serves as the foundation for a new Open Data program. Called NorfolkOpenData, this program will make city data more consumable and easily available to the public. Initial data sets were released in the Norfolk Open Data Portal March 2018

Norfolk's Goals for NorfolkOpenData

  • Enhance coordination and efficiency among City departments
  • Increase transparency and access to public information such as issued building permits or code enforcement requests
  • Provide access to city data for residents, businesses and educational institutions to create new applications
  • Support Well-Managed Government; a City of Norfolk priority

Open Data policy 

Norfolk's Open Data policy and program were developed with guidance from What Works Cities, an initiative of Bloomberg Philanthropies. View the following resources to learn more:

Contact Information

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