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1) v. to allow by silence, agreement or giving a license. 2) n. a license or other document given by an authorized public official or agency (building inspector, department of motor vehicles) to allow a person or business to perform certain acts. These can include building a structure, using a building, driving on the highway, conducting a retail business, and dozens of other activities. The purpose of permits is supposedly to guarantee that laws and regulations have been obeyed, but they also are a source of public revenue. (See: license)

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PERMIT. A license or warrant to do something not forbidden bylaw; as, to land goods imported into the United States, after the duties have been paid or secured to be paid. Act of Cong. of 2d March, 1799, s. 49, cl. 2. See form of such a permit, Gord. Dig. Appendix, No. II. 46.

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The EO stated that the final business permits shall only be released upon presentation of the appropriate certificates of inspection from the appropriate offices and agencies concerned.
On a month-on-month basis, total number of permits issued in the country witnessed a robust 51% increase in July 2019 with Al Shamal witnessing a huge 150% growth, Al Wakrah (68%), Al Sheehaniya and Al Khor (63% each), Umm Slal (61%), Al Rayyan (50%), Doha (41%) and Al Daayen (25%).
The CAPMAS revealed that Arab countries accounted for 97.0% of work abroad permits issued for the Egyptians in 2018, equivalent to 1,046,399 permits.
'Even if 40 percent of the applicants sought to have their permits expedited, this is still a big amount,' he said.
A $644,136 alteration permit was issued for a renovation to the showroom of Jim Fisher Volvo at 2108 W.
According to RTA, the special permits instead of regular driving licences will help enhance safety for drivers at work sites.
Some 4,710 permits (24.8 per cent) out the total 18,971 were given to Indian nationals, 2,883 (15.2 per cent) were given to Russian nationals, and 1,406 (7.4 per cent) were given to Nepali nationals.
Virtual permits will be available for all types of on-street parking except blue badge holders.
Cardiff council's environmental scrutiny committee will discuss the idea of introducing virtual parking permits in a meeting on Tuesday.
(PITC) brought to his attention the three import permits supposedly issued by the food agency to the PITC.
(PITC) that it had been issued three import permits when in fact it had not applied for any new permit.The three permits cover a total of 42,000 metric tons of rice to be discharged in the ports of Davao and Cebu.