In an era where technology continues to reshape traditional processes, New Jersey Electronic Permitting Bill A1145 aims to bring positive changes to building officials statewide. This groundbreaking legislation seeks to streamline and modernize the permit application and approval process, bringing about efficiency and transparency. Let's delve into the 3 key compliance points of the law and explore how it is poised to reshape the landscape of permitting in the Garden State.

Requirement 1: Provide the ability to submit requests for on-site inspection of a project.

Here, the law mandates municipalities to accept inspection requests digitally. By transitioning to digital permitting software, the state aims to reduce the time and resources traditionally spent on physical documentation. A digital platform aims to simplify the submission process, making it more convenient for businesses and individuals to comply with regulations. This shift not only benefits applicants but also ensures that regulatory bodies can handle a higher volume of permit requests without compromising on accuracy. The paperwork reduction and streamlined processing translate to a more cost-effective and efficient system for everyone involved.

Municipalities that use Spatial Data Logic already have online inspection request capabilities. Applicants can request and confirm inspections through the SDL Online Portal. These online forms can be incorporated into backend workflows for easy tracking.

Requirement 2: Provide continuous, 24-hour accessibility for the submission of both scheduling requests, and the materials necessary for permit application review.

With an online portal, individuals and businesses can submit permit applications, check the status of their requests, and receive notifications—all from the comfort of their homes or offices. The digital platform facilitates seamless interactions, enabling authorities to request additional information promptly and applicants to respond in a timely manner. This dynamic exchange expedites the permitting process and fosters a more transparent and collaborative relationship between all stakeholders.

Spatial Data Logic currently offers the SDL Online Portal, an internet-based solution that is hosted in Google Cloud, which meets FedRamp, StateRamp, and HIPPA compliance standards. It acts as a digital extension of your building, allowing 24/7 access to permit applications, submissions, and inspection requests with real-time updates. 

Requirement 3: Provide the ability to submit the materials necessary for application review.

Lastly, the law requires that online portals have the capability to collect application materials. The SDL Online Portal supports the submission of required UCC application materials per sub-code. Robust encryption protocols and secure authentication mechanisms are implemented to safeguard sensitive data, instilling confidence among applicants that their information is protected throughout the application and approval process.

New Jersey's Electronic Permitting Law is pivotal in the state's commitment to embracing technology. By prioritizing efficiency, accessibility, and collaboration, the law sets the stage for a more streamlined and transparent permitting process. As stakeholders adapt to this digital transformation, the benefits are anticipated to extend beyond mere convenience, fostering a regulatory environment that is both responsive and forward-looking. 

Have any questions? Spatial Data Logic is hosting a webinar on February 27 at 10:00 am EST. During this session, we'll review the three main aspects of the regulations and cover commonly asked questions. You'll leave understanding the details of the regulations and what you must do to stay compliant. Click here to join.

SOMERSET, NJ (October 3, 2023) — Spatial Data Logic announces the launch of the SDL Portal App, the mobile extension of their citizen-facing portal. The app is designed to streamline access for citizens, allowing them to easily search for information, submit applications and make requests to their local government online. Beyond convenient online services, the app will also enable counties and municipalities to bring their own resources and information into the app providing a more personalized experience for residents. 

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Designed to meet citizen expectations for convenient online services, the SDL Portal app acts as a mobile extension of your building, providing citizens with access to a wide range of services. Through the app, citizens can:

  • Report issues in real time
  • Submit applications, forms and requests 24/7
  • Search for property and permit information 
  • Receive non-emergency alerts
  • Review their account history 
  • Get status updates on existing requests

The availability of services and information within the app will vary for each user, as local governments have the authority to determine which department services, information and resources will be accessible to the public. 

In addition to streamlined access to information and services, counties and municipalities will also have the unique ability to customize the app to provide other helpful links and resources to their residents, including: 

  • An integrated event calendar
  • A “Today” widget that provides personalized location-based information such as street cleaning days, trash pickup days and school closures/delays
  • External links to relevant county/municipal resources such as news and directories 
  • Links to social media pages

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“Our clients have long expressed their desire for a comprehensive mobile app that not only makes it easy for residents to submit applications and requests online, but also establishes a branded mobile platform for promoting their own county/municipal news, events, social media pages and resources,” said Bryan Proctor, CEO of Spatial Data Logic. “With the SDL Portal app, we are proud to assist local governments in achieving both of these objectives. We are excited to bring this valuable service to governments and citizens alike.”

For more information about the SDL Portal app and its features, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To download the app, visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

At Spatial Data Logic, we take great pride in providing solutions that help the communities that we are a part of and the towns that we live in. 2021 reinforced the need for modern and accessible governments. As a company, SDL continued our commitment towards helping municipalities to modernize processes, move services online and adapt to a new way of doing business.

As we take a look back at 2020, we are thankful for the opportunity to do what we do best: help municipalities thrive. This year alone, we’ve onboarded over 35 new municipalities and expanded our relationships and usage with over 45 of our existing clients. We’ve also been able to help our clients navigate the unique challenges of 2020 by developing new tools that enable them to work efficiently from any location and keep critical tasks in motion. 

In the state of New Jersey, property taxes are among the highest in the nation. In an effort to reduce costs for municipalities and their tax payers, Governor Murphy appointed two “shared service czars” in 2018 to provide support and help secure funding for local governments looking to implement shared service agreements with other town and county agencies. 

We invite you to watch the latest installment of Morris Chamber TV’s “Let’s Talk” where Jack Flood and Mike Stanzilis discuss the importance of digital adoption, gaining alignment and simple steps that New Jersey municipalities can take to make that leap.

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