The NJMC’s division of Land Use Management oversees the review and approval/denial of development permit applications in the Meadowlands District. Pertinent information of each application is tracked in a database and link to on-screen forms that are customized to fit in the permitting process workflow. Examples of data include:
- File Status
- Permits Issued
- Assigned Staff
- Reviews completed
- Inspection conducted
- Fees incurred
- Payments received
- Inquiries collected
MERI has overseen the management and database development for this program since 2001. With exponential growth in database size, user forms, and product technology, MERI now has the tools to begin testing online access to the permit process. The goal of this project is to take this internal ‘digital workflow’ that is of high importance to internal NJMC staff, and make it available to permit applicants and municipal officials.
Alpha phase testing will begin in June, with select applicants allowed internet viewing access to the permitting data.
Beta phase testing will begin in July, where select applicants can begin online submittals and payments for applications. A full rollout to all applicants and municipal officials is expected in August.