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Senate clears bill to expedite electronic construction permit, inspection approvals

NEW JERSEY – The New Jersey Senate passed legislation sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Anthony M. Bucco that would simplify the Electronic Permit Process Review System to expedite approvals for construction permits and inspections.

“The electronic permit system modernized the application submission process for construction permits and helped the State government start going digital,” said Bucco (R-25). “Unfortunately, construction projects still face unnecessary delays when government agencies are unable to process permits in a timely manner. This legislation would expedite the permit approval process by allowing signatures and relevant documents to be submitted electronically for construction projects.”

Current law requires the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to utilize the Electronic Permit Processing Review System to accept electronic submissions of applications for permits, inspections, and other materials necessary for the review process.

Senator Bucco’s bill, S-3551, would:

  • Amend existing law to require the DCA’s Electronic Permit Processing Review System to also accept electronic signatures on materials submitted for review and approval.
  • Mandate that the DCA also accept the reproduction of electronic stamps, seals, certification, and notarizations for submitted documents.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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