Building Permits

We are rewriting the building permit ordinances.  The problem is that we currently have two sets of ordinances; municipal and zoning.  Both are legal valid documents.  But they counter dict one another.  Another problem (in my opinion) is that they are too strict.  People don’t want to update their properties because they are afraid of getting their yearly property taxes increased.  So I want to rewrite the documents such that they describe one procedure to follow.  And I want to make the requirement to need a permit to be more lenient.  So people can make repairs on their property and update the condition of their property without getting reassessed.