CENTRAL — Starting Monday, residents of Central can apply for building permits online, city officials said.

The Field Inspection Technology system (FIT) will let applicants apply and pay for building and trade permits online, schedule inspections, upload construction plans and get real-time inspections results by email or text message, according to a Central news release.

The new system is expected to save applicants time and travel as well as reduce the amount of paper and printing needed for these services.

Access to the new service will be available through https://fit-portal.ibts.org or through Central’s main website at http://www.cen tralgov.com.

For more information or assistance, call (225) 262-5000.