Online Permit Management

NOTICE: In an effort to provide more efficient and transparent customer service, the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department later this month will transition to a new online system to process building and land use permits.

Beginning Sept. 24, the Planning and Building Department will conduct business using the Accela system, an industry leader in the licensing software space. This new platform will provide enhanced automation services related to processing permits, reduce the reliance on paper systems, and provide better communication with citizens, as well as between departments and agencies reviewing development projects. 

Read more about the change to the Accela platform

You can still use the current system, OnTrack, but after September 14, the system will no longer be updated with new information. Log in to OnTrack
PLEASE NOTE: The OnTrack customer portal works best with the Internet Explorer browser.  Difficulties have been reported when using Firefox or Chrome.  If using Internet Explorer version 10 or above, please make sure compatibility view is enabled.

Online Permit Management



Humboldt County's online permit management system is used by the Planning and Building, Health and Human Services, and Public Works departments. This public portal is provided for customers to access a variety of services.

Building Inspection Division


Services include:
  • Access to field and inspection reports
  • Schedule inspections
  • Submit a plot plan for preliminary review
  • View daily inspection routes
  • View permit application information and status

Current Planning Division


Services include:
  • Download recorded documents, staff reports, and other documents
  • Permit application information
  • Status notes and status sheet

Environmental Health Division, Land Use


Date Pending

Public Works, Land Use Division


Date Pending