NORFOLK, VA – There’s a new way to discover the reason for orange barrels and traffic cones in your neighborhood – permit information now lives in the City of Norfolk’s Open Data portal.
This “concrete” data set includes permits for excavations and installations in the city right of way, as well as permits for residential and commercial driveway entrances, general temporary parking, storage and dumpsters, oversize hauling and cranes, as well as lane, street and sidewalk closures.
“A contractor may want to see how many permits were issued to them in a year,” said Right of Way Administrator Freda Burns. “Or they might want to see how much they paid. Civic leagues can see what projects are happening in their neighborhoods.”
This data includes the permit number and type, start and end dates, and the name it was issued to.
Also new in the OpenData portal, find the story of how Keep Norfolk Beautiful uses data to keep our city gorgeous. This new feature combines words and pictures to highlight data and its applications.
These datasets join data on public safety, neighborhoods, code enforcement, economic development and parks and recreation on NorfolkOpenData
. Feel free to view, download and manipulate this data. We provide this data as an affirmation of our commitment to transparency and community collaboration. We hope that you will use this data to improve your community, spark a business idea or just satisfy your curiosity. Data will be updated and expanded often as we work to build a comprehensive open data portal.
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