Expediting permits in municipalities means better use of taxpayer money and better service to businesses and residents. Municipalities are finding ways to issue permits faster using reviews and technology.
Expediting Permits for Green Projects
Arlington, Virginia is a municipality that is expediting permits for green projects. They recognize that time savings means cost savings for owners and developers (as reported by Jim Schneider in his “Speed to Green” article).
Expedite Permits with Technology
Many municipalities are using technology and software systems to expedite permit processes. City of Sonora, California is using web-based software (also known as cloud computing or software-as-a-service / SaaS) to more efficiently manage its permits and inspection process. Read more.
Expediting Permits with Peer Review
Fairfax, Virginia has implemented a peer review process to expedite permits. The program involves private sector design professionals that peer review construction plans for code compliance prior to submission to the county. Then peer reviewed plans are given priority and permits accelerated.
watch Fairfax County permit video