Newark launches ‘Eproval’, the online platform that makes permit application process easier

Eproval is the new online platform launched on July 13 by the city of Newark. It aims to make the permitting application process for certain events and uses more efficient.

The new platorm, Eproval, will be used to process applications for several events such as , such as rallies/protests, block parties and film permits. 

The objective of Eproval is to streamline the permitting process while making it easier to use, eliminate paper, and cut down time spent in meetings.

“Using this platform will enable us to rapidly deploy support for complex permit types and improve efficiency,” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said. 

“As a forward-thinking city, we have embraced the new trend to secure online software that meets the needs of our departments, while containing costs and allowing the flexibility to add further permitting processes. This will allow us to offer residents excellent customer service and continue to make Newark a technology-friendly city.”

The platform is available to applicants and reviewers at any time, from any location and supports coronavirus protocols for anyone seeking a permit to apply online without entering an office.

Additionally, the platform supports a workflow that can coordinate multiple internal and external reviewers such as city staff, police, fire, parks and recreation, and public works and sanitation. It will also help expedite the overall timeline by automating several concurrent steps in the application process.

Eproval Managing Di-rector Jonathan Thompson said that: “The city of Newark’s staff had a good understanding of the challenges they were facing. We really see this as a partnership where we can continue to deliver value by automating other permitting needs and providing knowledge and expertise.”