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Community Development permit forms go paperless

September 1 marked the end of paper-based applications for building permits at the City of Bloomington. Residents and contractors now experience a more efficient, streamlined process online. 

In just a few clicks, registered users submit all permit applications online and select planning and engineering applications, including zoning verification letters, encroachment agreements, easement and ROW vacations, and wetlands. You can also perform applicant searches and property information searches.

The change increases efficiency and promotes a more sustainable environment by reducing paper waste. Environmental sustainability is one of the City Council’s six strategic priorities to guide the City through 2020. 

Register and apply online at If you have any questions on how to register, call 952-563-8930. For FAQs and other information, visit