Beginning April 1, 2021, department data for commercial and residential building and trade work can be accessed from the City's Open Data SA reports portal. Data provided is for the current calendar year at this time.
To pull your report, click Building Permits - Open Data Reports.
Select the report you want to capture: 1) Applications Submitted or 2) Permits Issued.
Once the report is selected, you can pull the data based on the required criteria, and then copy, download and print.
For help, we created a video that shows customers how to use the new Open Data reporting platform. The instructional video includes information on how to filter by Neighborhood Conservation Districts, Council Districts, and Historic Districts, along with directions on how to print and download the report.
Variance reports are now available using the Open Data SA portal for information between the period of Dec. 2020 and Feb. 2021. Monthly updates will occur thereafter.
To pull your report, click Variance Requests, and select Tree Variance.
Once the report is selected, you can pull the data based on the required criteria, and then download.
Note variances are not waivers or exceptions. They are specifically listed in the code and are alternative ways to meet intent of the code when hardships exist. Staff and developers coordinate daily to comply with the code (preliminary meetings, technical reviews, staff review of potential variance requests by applicant). Common variances include: few trees, scattered trees, trees in the middle of property; utility infrastructure (sewer, gas, water, electric); storm water, water quality (detention and water quality ponds or structures); topography (elevation, slopes, grading requirements); FHA requirements for minimum/maximum slopes for housing; infill development.
For additional reporting groups, including Housing, Building and Construction, Public Safety, and Service Requests, visit the Open Data SA website.