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CATEGORY:  PERMITS (15)   [ Total entries: 21 ]


LG-15-001 | Administrative Permits

Description:  Permits issued for activities, minor actions, or temporary situations that have little risk for long term impact. Ex: yard sale, dumpster, special events, tents, road closures, temporary sign permits, etc.

Retention:  1 year after expiration of permit

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-002 | Alcoholic/Malt Beverage Licenses

Description:  Applications to sell beer and wine in the county or city.

Retention:  7 years after expiration

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-003 | Ambulance Service Applications and Permits, Expired

Description:  Records designating a vehicle as an emergency vehicle and providing for emergency lighting on the vehicle.

Retention:  3 years

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-005 | Appeals - Alcohol

Description:  Documents reflecting formal requests for reconsideration of a denial, revocation, or suspension of an alcohol license.

Retention:  7 years

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-004 | ATF License Application for Collector of Curios and Relics

Description:  ATF form F7CR

Retention:  1 year

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-014 | Beer License Application Files, Fingerprint Cards

Description:  Fingerprints and identification records for individuals applying for a beer license.

Retention:  5 years

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-006 | Bicycle Registrations

Description:  Records relating to a voluntary program for registering bicycles.

Retention:  2 years

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-007 | Building Permit Applications and Permits

Description:  Applications from property owners to erect a new structure or make modifications to an existing structure; includes permits allowing construction.

Retention:  10 years

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-008 | Business License Citation Records

Description:  Records documenting citations issued by license inspectors for non-compliance with business license agreements.

Retention:  2 years

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-009 | Business Licenses

Description:  Records documenting the issuance of business privilege licenses and license renewal notices.

Retention:  2 years

Archival Instructions:  Vital Record - duplicate and store offsite

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-010 | Contractors Licenses, Inactive

Description:  Applications for licensing as a general contractor; includes copies of licenses.

Retention:  5 years

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-011 | Electrical, Gas, and Plumbing Permits

Description:  Permits to install or upgrade plumbing fixtures, gas connections, or electrical equipment.

Retention:  5 years

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-012 | EPD Affidavits

Description:  Affidavit ensuring appropriate measures taken to abate an asbestos or lead during the demolition of structures.

Retention:  10 years

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-013 | Excavation Permits

Description:  Permits to local contractors to excavate in proximity of utility lines.

Retention:  5 years

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-015 | House Moving Applications

Description:  Records documenting the review and approval of permits to relocate houses.

Retention:  2 years

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-017 | Mobile Home Permits, Expired

Description:  Records used to register mobile homes for tax purposes and to permit electrical and sewage hook-ups.

Retention:  5 years

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-016 | Occupation Tax/Business License Master Lists

Description:  Listings of all businesses operating within a jurisdiction

Retention:  Retain until superseded

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-018 | Record of Permits Issued

Description:  Listing of permits issued

Retention:  2 years after permit expires.

Archival Instructions:  Vital Record - duplicate and store offsite

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-019 | Sign Permits

Description:  Applications and permits for permanent signage

Retention:  3 years

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-020 | Trade Certifications

Description:  Records granting licenses to building tradesmen wanting to work in an area.

Retention:  5 years

Updated:  October 20, 2016


LG-15-021 | Vehicles for Hire Permits

Description:  Records authorizing the issuance of operating permits to taxi cab companies and drivers.

Retention:  5 years

Updated:  October 20, 2016


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