no, i think you did not read wrong. i recall that, too. was in one of the blogs i am subscribing to or in tico times or costarica news or icr news..... but cannot find it either. as far as i remember the article stated that san jose would be the first province in c.r. where one will be / or is able to obtain a building permit within a couple of days (a week max). had a very positive experience with the muni de osa lately: building permit within a week - hats off!!