The Los Alamos County Council has made streamlining and simplifying the commercial building permit process a priority. Community Development Department (CDD) staff has been working on this goal since May. Steve Brugger, acting community development director and Chris Williams, building safety division manager presented the first 60-day progress report to council at Tuesday’s meeting.
Three major components have been instituted so far.
The CDD has created application packages for commercial permits that include descriptions of the eight basic steps – including a flowchart of those steps – along with detailed documentation and inspection requirements, required forms, a schedule of permit fees and contact numbers.