Speed Up Permits

Issue permits within a specified timeframe

(100 Points)

a. Issue permits for standard systems the same day as complete applications are submitted, electronically or over the counter: 100 points

OR: Issue permits within 3 days: 50 points

OR: State the policy on the timing of permit issuance as part of the permitting package and adhere to the timeline 25 points

Reasoning

If a jurisdiction establishes and states a timeframe for permitting application decisions, installers have a better opportunity to plan their projects. This frees up time and enables installers to clearly communicate project timelines with customers.

How to make it happen

Strive to issue permits the same day or within three days of application submittal. If this is not possible, state a firm policy on how long permits will take on your jurisdiction’s permitting website.

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