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Norfolk Improves Transparency and Innovation with Open Data 




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

Norfolk’s Open Data policy and program were developed with guidance from What Works Cities, an initiative of Bloomberg Philanthropies.  To learn more about:
Contact the Open Data team at to receive Open Data updates.