I never realized quite how smart Thomas Jefferson was until this week. Having arrived in Vermont, I find that unless somebody remember the name of the applicant we cannot find anything relating to a permit or permits on a given parcel of land. Out West, you would (at least you should, there are a few jurisdictions that aren't that bright) file everything using the cadastral survey and never worry about alphabetizing or what date an application was filed, etc. How do you folks who work in places without a master survey system find anything? As Williston grows from a few hundred parcels to over 10,000, the limits of memory (and good luck) are being reached. Our tax people have a parcel numbering system, but it really isn't geographical. We also have addresses, of course, but they all changed when the county did a 911 system, so they don't help you find permits that are more than about 10 years old. Any suggestions would be helpful?