El Dorado County Goes Live with New Way to do Land Use Permitting - TRAKiT

by Placerville Newswire / May 14, 2018 / comments

[Carla Hass]

(PLACERVILLE, CA) – Starting today, El Dorado County residents will be able to access more historical and current land management data online, reducing the need to visit County offices in person. In the coming weeks, they will also have online access to an increased level of information and functionality related to the permits to make the process even easier.

After more than a year of development and training, the County will go live with its “TRAKiT” system, an online system that, when fully functional, will allow residents to take the steps needed to get permits and provide documentation from the comfort of their own home at their convenience.

“Today residents will have a choice to either visit County planning and building offices in Placerville or Lake Tahoe to do some of their permitting business or do so online from the location of their choice,” said Roger Trout, Director of the Department of Planning and Building.

Additionally, the new system, which replaces a land management information system that is more than 25 years old, will soon allow users to apply for permits, pay fees, schedule inspections and track the progress of their projects online. Four specific types of permits will be available a few weeks after May 14th. Those include:

-- Residential Electrical, including Service Panel, Subpanel, Alteration/Repair, Replace Service Panel, Replace Subpanel, Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Generator, Energy Storage System, Well, Temporary Service;
-- Residential Mechanical, including Electrical HVAC, Gas HVAC, Duct, Furnace, Replace A/C coil and condenser, Wood fireplace/Stove, Gas Fireplace/Stove, Whole House Fan, Alteration/Repair;
-- Residential Plumbing, including LP tank set, Replace Piping, Alteration/Repair, Water Heater Electric, Water Heater Gas, Solar Thermal, Water Tank; and,
-- Residential Re-Roof

“The time and effort of staff to bring this system to residents has been substantial and is one more step in updating old, legacy systems from the mainframe environment,” said the County’s Chief Administrative Officer, Don Ashton. “The team involved in this implementation is to be commended for their efforts to provide a new way for the public to receive service from the County, while doing so in a very cost effective manner by not hiring any additional staff to assist with the development and implementation.”

To set up a TRAKiT account and take advantage of the new online system, click http://edcgov.trakit.net/etrakit/ to get started. A series of tutorials to walk you through the process of setting up a profile and how to use other TRAKiT features are available at the County’s website at www.edcgov.us and on its YouTube channel at El Dorado County.