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Small to midsized villages, towns, cities and counties

Product Details

Designed especially for smaller municipal jurisdictions! Windows based permit and inspections management system. Complete tracking of application, approvals, permit issuance, all inspections and C/O's when needed. Includes code enforcement inspections. Optional modules include contractor licensing, business licenses, rental property and/or landlord, annual fire inspections, elevator inspections and more. Includes numerous ways to customize the system so it functions the way you do business.

Contact Details

WindoWare

http://www.windowareinc.com

Founded in 1991

Located in United States

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Starting Price

  • $2999.00/one-time
  • Single User $2999 Multiuser $399 per additional user

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Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • Business Hours

Permit-LV Features

Appointment Management
Customer Database
Dispatch Management
Equipment Tracking
Photos In Reports
Print on Site
Report Templates
Speech Recognition
Subcontractor Management
Case Management
Code Maintenance
Document Management
Fee Maintenance
GIS
Inspection Management
Letter Generation
Photo Management
Planning & Zoning
Violation History
Weed Abatement Control

Permit-LV Reviews

Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5

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Reviewer's Role
Length of Use
Frequency of Use
Lynn P.
Administrative Assistant-County Manager
Government Administration, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
June 16, 2016

“Permit-LV of Scotland County, North Carolina”

OverallI have worked with the Scotland County Inspection Department for approximately four or five years and I have really enjoyed this software since I've been working with this department. The ease of usage. Simple.
ProsI like mostly about this software is that the simplicity of it all. You can set the settings to pertain to what you are doing.
ConsIn some occasions, when you input permits, the system shows input twice.
Recommendations to other buyersThere may be other software out there, however, this software does the work for this department.

Vendor Response

By WindoWare on June 16, 2016
The occasional duplicate permit creation issue has been solved.
Source: Capterra
June 16, 2016
Winfred C.
Building Official/Zoning Administrator
Government Administration, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 23, 2018

“PermitLV is everything you need to conduct permitting and maintenance task.”

OverallAssistance with perform my daily activities as a code enforcement professional.
ProsThe ease of use and the availability of the reports that every building department relies on. Very useful for small departments as well as larger organizations.
ConsIt is not compatible with apple apps. I use an ipad and iphone for inspections and code enforcement. Apple compatibility would be a nice addition in my opinion.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 23, 2018
Tim N.
Building Official
Government Administration, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
June 24, 2016

“Permit-LV Review”

OverallHave used Permit-LV for nine years. The City of Radford looked at many permit systems and found Permit -LV to be the most cost effective and easiest to use. The ability to generate and view reports at the touch of a button makes our office much more efficient. The best feature is customer support. To be able to talk to the designer of the software at a moments notice keeps the system up without downtime and allows our locality to customize for our specific needs.
Recommendations to other buyersTalk to Jean about Permit-LV.
Source: Capterra
June 24, 2016
Melissa C.
office admin/construction inspector
Construction, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 17, 2018

“Superb customer service. Easy set up.”

OverallIt helped us form the core of our organizational procedure enabling us to track permits, inspections, violations, contractors etc. in an efficient and productive manner.
ProsIt is highly customizable. Again, the customer service is excellent- one-on-one personal communication, no "tickets" to fill out, immediate correspondence.
ConsWe had a little trial and error using the Traveling PLV to find the hardware that worked best in the field, but we found it and everything works great.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 17, 2018
Sara H.
Office Assistant
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 17, 2018

“WindoWear is very user friendly ”

ProsWindowWear is very easy to use and is user friendly. Printing reports are also very helpful and easy to manage.
ConsThere are some areas that I wish were more customizable. Sometimes the program shuts itself down when in the middle of a process.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 17, 2018
Dylan S.
Building Inspector
Government Administration, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 17, 2018

“The program does what we need it to do and the customer service is second to none!”

ProsThe reports that it generates are very helpful! Issuing building permits with this software is also very simple.
ConsSome things are a little "labor intensive" to enter but overall, none. It does what we need it to do.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 17, 2018
Greg S.
Building Official
Government Administration, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
June 16, 2016

“PERMIT-LV. BEST ON THE MARKET !!!”

OverallVery user friendly and more than capable of handling the needs of the Building Department on a day to day basis. The customer support is the BEST we have ever experienced. Would HIGHLY recommend this software to anyone !!!
Source: Capterra
June 16, 2016
Elizabeth R.
Building Clerk
Government Administration, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 4, 2018

“Permit-LV Building Dept Software”

OverallOverall it has been an improvement on the last permit software used. The reports are easier to find and use, and generally include more information, which helps save paper. Any issue that came up with the software was immediately attended to by customer service, which was a big problem with the last software used.
ProsThe best feature about this software is the ability to customize is to each municipality. We were able to tailor the permit and inspection selections to the ones specifically used by our jurisdiction.
ConsThe only downside has been the software force quitting during use - some days it happens less than others. This may be linked to user error.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 4, 2018
CIndy G.
Assessment Tech
Government Administration, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
June 30, 2016

“Permit- LV”

OverallOur Municipality has been using Permit LV for over 10 years. It has been nothing short of an amazing software system to issue permits, track revenue and generate just about any type of report needed. If something else is required all it takes is a phone call to have it put in the works. The tech support is stellar and connections and solutions are addressed within minutes. We have confidence that Permit LV will remain one of the integral parts of the Village of Grafton's partners in software. Thank you for making our permitting system so stream line and modern. It is a joy to work with them. Sincerely, Cindy Cindy Geiger Assessment Technician 860 Badger Circle Village of Grafton Grafton, WI 53024 Ph (262)-375-5305 Fax (262)-375-5312
ConsWe have no cons!!
Source: Capterra
June 30, 2016
rodney f.
building inspector
Unspecified
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 18, 2018

“the most personal consideration you will ever get from any software company”

Overallcost savings from permit printing cost, tracking of permits, reports of permits, professional appearance, the ability for the next person after I'm gone to view previous permits
ProsThis software is tailored to building inspection departments, and support team knows the business and helps you get it all set up. There is someone you can call that knows where you are and what you need.
ConsI felt setting up all of the parameters was not quite as intuitive as it could've been. If you use the software a lot this wouldn't be a problem.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 18, 2018