LĪHU’E – April 30, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — County officials are reminding the public that the county’s plans to go paperless with building applications will be moving into the next phase this week.
Effective May 1, building applications that are submitted electronically will receive priority over paper-based applications.
“We have spent the last six months testing the electronic plan (ePlan) review system and have seen the benefits firsthand particularly with the amount of time and money it saves applicants and the county,” said Building Division Chief Doug Haigh.
The new system has cut the processing time in half and saves the parties involved hundreds of dollars in terms of paper usage and the cost of fuel to drive to and from Līhu’e, noted Haigh.
The ePlan also enables customers to check on the status of their projects 24 hours a day and respond to feedback from government agencies involved in the permitting process.
Additionally, the new system reduces harmful emissions and traffic congestion, as well as saves a lot of trees.
“We want to thank everyone who has converted to ePlan including: architects; contractors; and engineers. They have helped us tremendously with the rollout of the new Building plans submitted electronically to receive top priority
system,” said Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. “For those who have paper plans to go with their building permit application, I encourage you to discuss changing them to electronic files with your architect or contractor. I am certain that you’ll see the advantages of the new system.”
Anyone with questions about EPR can access the “Electronic Plan Review Applicant Guide” on the county website, http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/PW_Bldg/ApplicantUserGuide.pdf.
For more information, please contact Code Enforcement Officer Ron Darville at 808-241-4854 or via email, rdarville (at) kauai (dot) gov.
LARRY DILL, COUNTY ENGINEER
Tel (808) 241-4996
Fax (808) 241-6604