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NJ law allows contractors to use private inspections

January 23, 2023

The move provides local governments with several avenues to speed up the construction permitting process, according to the release. For instance, the law also includes a more streamlined bidding process to contract with private inspection agencies or enter into shared services agreements to consolidate work among multiple municipalities, according to the release.

The Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey, a statewide trade association representing union general building contractors, construction managers and utility contractors in New Jersey, heavily advocated for the allowable use of private construction inspections for the past decade, said Michael Travostino, government affairs director at the ACCNJ.

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