Construction Permits 100% open

Durham, NC

What data is expected?

Locations of issued construction permits. This dataset can be a useful tool for tracking city real estate development trends, including neighborhoods most at risk of gentrification or disinvestment, as well as for tracking specific development projects and holding developers and city planners accountable. (More info)

  • Date of issue
  • Expiration date
  • Address
  • Permit type
  • Work description

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed Yes
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV, JSON
findable 4
findable_steps searched google for "durham open data" >> searched open data site for "permits"
Collected by government Yes
usability 1
collector_name Development Services Center
characteristics Address, Permit type, Work description
location - Permits Multiple Datsets - Search Results, - Active Electrical Permits, - Active Mechanical Permits, - Active Plumbing Permits, - Active Signs Permits, - Active Building Permits
No Data Dictionary. Don't understand column names. No access to completed permits. Different permit types are separated into different datasets. Would be better to conform to BLDS standard. See example:

Meta data

Data location - Permits Multiple Datsets - Search Results - Active Electrical Permits - Active Mechanical Permits - Active Plumbing Permits - Active Signs Permits - Active Building Permits
Data licence
Data format   CSV, JSON
Reviewer   Adam J. Martin
Submitters   Adam J. Martin
Last modified   Sat Mar 03 2018 19:18:37 GMT+0000 (UTC)