Governor Murphy Signs Bill to Speed Up Construction Permitting Process, Makes Progress on Efforts to Build More Affordable Housing in New Jersey
January 5, 2023 | state.nj.us
Governor Phil Murphy today (1/5) signed A573, which makes several changes to the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Act designed to speed up the construction permitting process. The bill codifies a three-day construction inspection turnaround from the date of the requested inspection and allows for developers to contract with private on-site inspection agencies if local construction officials cannot complete the inspection within three days of the requested date. The bill brings New Jersey in line with several other states where private sector inspections supplement government inspections. The ultimate approval and sign-off on a certificate of occupancy will still come from local construction officials.