Bill creating processing deadline for permits becomes law
HONOLULU — A measure requiring building permits for one- and two-family dwellings on Oahu to be processed within 60 days was allowed to become law without the mayor’s signature.
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Without Permit timelines and time limits everyone suffers memory fatigue of the research and agreed understandings if facts that support all sides.
1.) Rejecting an incomplete building permit application is certainly reasonable. A set of instructions should accompany the application to prevent a rejection from happening.
2.) Having an outside 3rd party REVIEW of ones plans at a reasonable cost to make the permitting process only a few days is a very good idea. And it would mean a new source of income for those reviewers who would need to pass a competency evaluation so that both Permit Applicant and County are assured as to the integrity of the plans.
The actual come out to the job site Building Inspectors would ensure all construction meets code and safety issues.
This would mean 1 year + waits for a permit would be reduced to days; and those not in a rush could let their plans follow the available existing permit process.