With construction booming, permitting is a mess. Projects like Scout Motors’ $2 billion EV plant and American Battery Factory’s $1.2 billion facility are stuck, and it’s not just them—it’s everyone from big companies to local contractors in roofing, solar, HVAC, pools, and generators who are feeling the heat.
The Real Pain Points:
In places like Citrus County, new online permitting processes are causing uproar. It’s meant to be modern and efficient, but builders are finding it to be more of a disaster than a solution.
The county’s new online portal is slow, with documents that can’t be downloaded easily, and it’s adding more hurdles rather than removing them.