Are you using custom fields at all? I have two text fields on the Jobs form labeled as Permit Location and Permit Numbers.
So it would be something like:
Permit Location: Gotham City
Permit Numbers: Submitted
Once I get the confirmation, Permit Numbers gets filled out with Permit#1, Permit#2, etc.
You could have a custom drop down field that has options like: Issued, Inspected, Closed, Failed, etc.