At the direction of the Macoupin County Board, the county’s website now has a single page for information and applications for any licenses and permits a county office may issue.
While the number of licenses and permits may not be large, knowing which office to apply for one can be confusing for a business or homeowner. In an effort to cut through the red tape hurdle of applying for one, the County Board directed County Clerk Pete Duncan to work with all officials and department heads to create this one-stop shop for any prospective licensees.
“We all know sometimes government can be confusing in trying to figure out what you need and where to get it,” Duncan said. “By giving taxpayers, business owners, and home builders one single place to visit to see what license or permit they may need and where to get it, Macoupin is finding ways to provide better, smarter service.”
The hub lists all permits and licenses the county issues, gives a short description of who may need to apply for it, lists any fees, and provides either a paper or online application for those who need it to complete and return to the issuing office. The hub also specifies if the license or permit applies to everyone in the county or just those who do not live within city limits.
“This page gives anyone who might need a license or permit from the county all of the information they would need to get started and apply,” Duncan said. “And in some cases, it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to complete the process from start to finish. In the world today where we can order just about anything with the click of a button on our phones, government has to continue to do more to provide that same level of service.”
Those looking for the hub can visit http://macoupincountyil.gov/permits.htm or click the ‘Licenses, Permits, & Zoning Info’ button on the county home page.