NEW JERSEY – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho that would modernize the complex construction permitting and inspection process was signed into law Friday by Governor Murphy.
Oroho’s bill, A-1145/S-1739, establishes the Electronic Permit Processing Review System, a digital solution that would be available around the clock to accept requests and provide details about projects.
“This new law will bring the permitting process into the digital age,” Oroho (R-24) said. “A centralized, online system will simplify the complicated mechanisms and eliminate much of the frustration and costly inefficiencies that often delay important projects. This upgrade will improve the entire process, from submission and review, to scheduling, inspection and approvals.”
The electronic system would also provide an applicant with the ability to submit a request for the on-site inspection of a project and continuous 24-hour access to all submissions.
“Technology has changed the way the world does business, and the state must adapt and progress,” Oroho said. “This law will benefit taxpayers, improve efficiency, reduce hands-on effort from municipal employees, and help employers with quicker resolutions and on-time job completions.”