|RP establishes new online tool to help residents, contractors
The City of Rohnert Park recently established one of Sonoma County’s first convenient, online tools for residents and contractors wanting to get their projects going. eTRAKiT, the online interface of the city’s new land development and permitting software, TRAKiT, is now available through the City of Rohnert Park website. Through eTRAKiT, registered users can apply for the most common residential building permits, look up permit status online and do basic property, permit and contractor research.
“With eTRAKit, the city makes it easy to do business in Rohnert Park, saving time and money,” Councilwoman Pam Stafford said. “We are excited to have an online permitting option that is convenient and easy, especially for contractors and permit service companies who pull multiple over-the-counter permits. Applicants who want to know the status of their permits and community members inquiring about building activities will be happy that eTRAKiT is available at any time of day.”
Property owners and contractors can apply online through eTRAKiT for residential air conditioning, water heater, furnace, electrical panel and re-roof permits.
As the city reviews and approves permits, applicants are notified via e-mail or a phone call that the permits are ready to be issued. Applicants can then pay for their permits online – all without needing to take a trip to the City Hall permit counter.
Applicants with building or planning permits already in process can check online for the status of their permit approvals. Building permit applicants can also schedule inspections through the new system. Any member of the public can perform basic research on properties, permits or contractors, such as property owner name and address, permits taken out on a property or by a contractor, or key permit dates such as approval, issuance, final and expiration.
Available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week, the online permitting system increases convenience for permittees, improves access to public information, and maximizes City resources.
Interested users who plan to apply for and pay permits will need to register first with the city to establish an online account and obtain an initial password. Applications and instructions for online permitting and payments are available at www.rpcity.org/index.aspx?page=100. Public users conducting research can access the system without a password or account.
The eTRAKiT online permitting system is found at this link: https://rpccrw.rpcity.org/eTRAKiT3/.
Staff at the Building Division of Development Services is available at (707) 588-2240 for questions or inquiries about access to the new online permitting system.