L&I will share data to make department information more publicly accessible

    If all goes according to plan, but the end of the year, Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses & Inspections will have shared its data with PlanPhilly to help the development-focused publication build a tool with publicly accessible records, as Technically Philly reports.

    PlanPhilly has teamed up with Azavea and the William Penn Foundation to work with L&I and the city’s Office of Technology and Innovation to build a tool PlanPhilly will house that promotes public access to things like:


    zoning variances
    code violations
    cease occupancy orders
    refusal of plans
    permit revocations
    stop work orders
    imminently dangerous conditions and unsafe structure
    emolition warning notices

    Once the process is complete, readers will be able dig through the records on PlanPhilly’s website.

    Feed the Feed: What city data would you like better access to?

    Editor’s note: NewsWorks is a parter to Technically Philly, Azavea and PlanPhilly, and receives funding from the William Penn Foundation.

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