Keeping with his commitment to reform government and reduce permitting wait times, County Executive Steve Schuh has announced the launch of the expedited review program.
“Citizens should not be forced to endure a land use process that is bogged down in red tape and unnecessary delays on projects,” said Schuh. “With the new expedited review program, we are making county government more efficient and effective for all our residents.”
The new expedited review process allows citizens to hire, at their own expense, certified private sector engineers to review land use construction plans. All expedited project reviews will be thoroughly examined to determine compliance with applicable law, and county code requires no application be recommended for approval by a certified reviewer until full compliance is verified. The results of an expedited review will be verified by the County on an accelerated basis and approved by County staff.
“This process strikes the right balance between efficient government and effective compliance with our strict environmental and administrative requirements,” said Schuh. “Programs like these help bring common sense to county government.”
Both the Office of Planning and Zoning and the Department of Inspections and Permits have the authority to adopt regulations, forms and compliance checklists to implement the Expedited Review Program.
Expedited Review Applications are accepted effective immediately. More information can be found online at: http://www.aacounty.org/departments/inspections-and-permits/engineering/expedited-review-program/index.html