The nationwide building permit database

Look up permits by address, parcel number, or contractor name or license number. We pull data from 20,000 jurisdictions.

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Pay by jurisdiction
Price increases by geography, not by lookup. Get unlimited searches in the geographies where you need them.
Look up by contractor
Our permit database connects to our contractor database so you can also lookup permits by contractor name or license ID.
Always accurate
Our building permit data is refreshed and re-processed constantly. We retrieve updates from our source data partners and supplement with our own retrieval systems.
Permit fees
We include permit fees wherever it's available, showing you how fees vary by jurisdiction and permit type.
Permit processing timeline
We can track permit approval timing in some jurisdictions, helping you predict how long it takes from permit submission to final approval.
Data feeds and APIs
You can always consume Shovels data directly through our data feeds and APIs for fast and efficient integration into your applications.