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BLDS Data Specification

The BLDS (pronounced "Builds") data standard is a collaborative effort by civic technology companies, governments and other interested parties to create a shared data specification for building and construction permit data. This is part of a much broader effort to create shared standards for the open data being released by state, county and municipal governments across the country.

View the current version of the BLDS data standard.

Adding an organization to the list of partners

Open an issue with the name of your organziation, and we'll add it to the list.

Publishing sample data

If you want to add sample data to the list, you can open an issue or send a pull request to this repo.

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