From: Chris Collins <email@example.com> Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2023 9:40 AM To: Lamontagne, Danica <Danica.Lamontagne@Biddefordmaine.org> Subject: Public Record Request JAN16 - NOV23 Biddeford city ME
We are conducting research on solar activity in the U.S. and would like access to the following data of Biddeford city :
Note that we do not need the original records nor need scanned copies – just the data that can be produced in excel or CSV format by the software used by your department to track permits and an email receipt is preferred.
Issued Residential and Commercial solar (photovoltaic - PV) permits from 01/01/2016 to 11/30/2023. If a separate Solar Permit category is not used in the permitting system, please provide data on all Building and Electrical Permits within the time frame specified AND
Issued Residential and Commercial Energy Storage Systems permits from 01/01/2016 to 11/30/2023. If a separate Energy Storage category is not used in the permitting system, please provide data on all Building and Electrical Permits within the time frame specified
The following data points: permit number, permit status, permit address, contractor, issue date, permit type, sub-type, valuation (if available), work description and if possible, please include Storage/Battery Manufacturer Name.
If possible, please provide the reports in CSV or excel format.
If available, we need Application date and final / completion date for the solar permits.
I checked your permit report portal but i couldn't find contractor details there that's why i sent this record request.
From: Lamontagne, Danica Sent: Wednesday, January 3, 2024 8:50 AM To: 'Chris Collins' <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: RE: Public Record Request JAN16 - NOV23 Biddeford city ME
Thank you for your Freedom of Access Act request. I see that you have already viewed our permit information on our website and sent this request looking for contractor information. Unfortunately, that is not something that we track in our permit portal system.
If there are specific permits that you found in the online portal that you would like to know more details about, we can pull them from individual property files and look for the contractor information if available (some property owners will pull permits without providing contractor information). Otherwise, the building permit information on our website (https://www.biddefordmaine.org/2189/Issued-Building-Permits-by-Month) fulfills the remainder of your request to the best of our abilities.