Doing business with government in Hamilton is getting easier thanks to the launch of a new Township Online Permitting services system.
Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede announced that a new, online system for simple residential construction permits – such as for roofing, exterior siding and up to 200 amp electric services for single family residential homes – is now “live” and accessible at www.HamiltonNJ.com/OnlinePermits
“Our expansion of online permitting services hopes to save homeowners from having to drive to our Inspections Office to request simple, residential permits that can be processed electronically online,” says Mayor Yaede.
Through the service, residents will be able to go online, create a password-protected account and user profile and then be able to request a simple residential permit that does not require sealed plans or prior planning and land-use official approvals. After making a request, users will receive an automatic reply to confirm the Township’s receipt of the request.
Following the electronic request, users will receive a notification by e-mail within the next full business day if the permit has been approved or denied (denials typically stem from a need for further information by the applicant).
After approval, users will be able to either pay online with a credit card (with an added convenience fee) or will be able to mail in a check payment. Credit card users will automatically receive their permit number by e-mail, which they can print at home and post in their window. Residents paying by check will receive a permit number via e-mail following the receipt and processing of their payment. Hamilton’s Inspections Office will mail the information to residents without a home printer.
Finally, with their permit number, residents will be able to call Hamilton’s Inspections Office at 609.890.3666 to schedule an appointment for an inspection.
“We are continuously working on, and looking for, ways to make doing business with Hamilton Township government easier,” says Mayor Yaede. “And in the future, I hope we can offer more services online through this system.”