The nationwide building permit and contractor database

Look up permits by address, parcel number, or contractor name with our web and mobile apps

Shovels building permits
Shovels building permit API
Millions of new permits every month

We add between 5 and 10 million new building permits to the permit database every month, and you get access to all of them.

Find permits with contractors

Our permit database connects to our contractor database so you can also lookup permits that have a contractor. Click on the contractor to see the contractor profile.

Always accurate

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

Filter by permit fees

We include permit fees wherever it's available, showing you how fees vary by jurisdiction and permit type. Filter for permits by fee amounts.

Search by keyword

Are you looking for brand name mentions or other appliance detail? Use our keyword search to quickly search across over 100M permits.

Find any type of permit

Our AI-based classification system tags permits by the type of work that was done, so you can filter to find exactly the building permits you need.