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eCLIPSE Central

The mission of Licenses & Inspections (L&I) is to enforce the City’s codes for the safe and lawful construction and use of buildings. One example of the many ways L&I is working to accomplish that mission is with the eCLIPSE project.

Information Sessions Follow Up 

Thanks to everyone who participated in one of the nine eCLIPSE information sessions held in July. Based on the positive feedback we received, we know that you’ll be well prepared when permitting moves online next year.

If you were unable to attend a session, don't worry! View the same demonstration of submitting a permit application that was presented at the sessions.

In preparation for the launch, we’ll invite everyone back in spring 2019 for more hands-on sessions!

What is eCLIPSE?

eCLIPSE is L&I online.

eCLIPSE stands for the electronic Commercial Licensing, Inspections, and Permitting Services Enterprise. 

We know that that sounds complicated! But the goal of eCLIPSE is to make things easier by moving licenses and permits online, making these application processes more user friendly, efficient, and transparent.

Project Details

eCLIPSE is being implemented in stages. Phases 1 and 2 are complete and moved the process for new and/or renewed Trade and Business License applications online to eCLIPSE.

As of April 2018, work is continuing on Phases 3 and 4. Phase 3 will move the permitting process (including appeals) online, and code enforcement will move online in Phase 4.
  • With the permitting process moving online, you’ll no longer have to submit multiple copies of paper plans with your permit application. Instead, with ePlans, you’ll be able to electronically attach one set of plans to your application in eCLIPSE for the plans examiner to review. Get a sneak peek of what the new process will look like.

eCLIPSE Central & You

eCLIPSE Central is your “go-to” site for the latest project details! Stay up-to-date on general project information, upcoming milestones, and previews of new features and functionality.

There will also be opportunities for you to provide feedback through surveys and more; details will be posted here when available.

Check back for project updates, or sign up for the L&I newsletter to receive automatic updates.

Provide feedback to L&I now via this online survey!