The building permit and contractor API

Ping by address, contractor name, or contractor license. Receive all the data. Our API is intuitive and fast.

All you can ping

We're the only building activity API offering flat prices for single-state or national scope.

Convenient JSON format

We provide API responses in standard JSON format for easy parsing into your applications.

Always accurate

Our contractor data is refreshed and re-processed constantly. We retrieve updates from our source data partners and supplement with our own retrieval systems.

Quality metrics

We include our derivative metrics (inspection pass rates and green permit types, for example) wherever it's available.

Custom schema

We can customize schema delivery for an additional monthly fee.

Flexible terms

We won't make your legal team nitpick every line of our terms and conditions. Terms are designed to give you flexibility to reuse and even resell Shovels output.