Can I print blank forms from Permits or Stormwater? For example, I want to print blank permits and blank job cards?
Yes, absolutely. We advise that you print out a handful of blank forms from the apps, particularly blank permits and blank job cards in unlikely event that your power or Internet goes out for an extended period of time. This way you can always resort to the old-fashioned paper method of issuing a permits or performing inspections, and keep from inconveniencing customers should they need a permit or have an inspection scheduled.
Side story: One client we work with had an unusual power surge over a weekend that fried their Internet switches and routers and took their IT staff over two weeks to assess, order new equipment and get everything back working. Because their Permit Techs had printed some blank forms, the Building Department didn’t miss a beat in issuing permits. They issued paper permits for a couple days and a few days later we got them iPads with cellular service so they could continue issuing permits on our system. So you never know when you’re gonna need to go “old-school” and issue paper permits again.
This feature works in both the Permits and Stormwater desktop apps as well as on both web apps. Screenshots below show options from both desktop and web.
To save you some time, below are links to a blank permit and job card you can download.
Blank Permit Form – (formatted for California)