The Community Development Department offers a 24/7 online services portal to interact with the county's permits, licenses & code violations database.
For those who only want to search the database, a guide titled "How to Research Permit & Inspection Information Online" is found in the right column of this page under "Related Links."
Some areas of the portal are for licensed contractors only which requires enrollment for an online account (i.e. applying for a permit, paying a fee or scheduling an inspection). A guide for account registration titled "How to Enroll for an Online Services Account (Contractors Only)" is found in the right column of this page under "Related Links." Also found under "Related Links" is a brochure titled "Online Permitting Guide" as online permitting (residential types only at present) is a service provided to licensed contractors.
Again, enrollment is NOT required to only view, search or query the online database.