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File #: Int 0061-2018    Version: * Name: Establishing timelines for the approval of permits and expanding real time tracking of pending permits.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Technology
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing timelines for the approval of permits and expanding real time tracking of pending permits
Sponsors: Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Justin L. Brannan, Robert F. Holden
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: Business owners in New York City deserve expedient and transparent procedures when applying for a permit or license. This local law would require that city agencies that issues permits or licenses establish publicly available timelines for approving permits, tools for tracking the real-time status of permit applications, and would also require that the administration establish steps for accountability if timelines are not adequately met.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 61, 2. Int. No. 61, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 61

 

By Council Members Cornegy, Brannan and Holden

 

To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing timelines for the approval of permits and expanding real time tracking of pending permits

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 6 of title 23 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 23-602 to read as follows:

§ 23-602 Timelines for the approval of permits. a. Public timelines. Each city agency that issues permits or licenses shall establish and maintain, for each such permit or license, publicly available timelines that approximate how long an applicant should expect to wait for a decision on such applicant’s permit or license application. Such timelines shall be publicly available no later than December 31, 2018.

b. Real time tracking. Each city agency that issues permits or licenses shall establish tools that allow applicants to track the status of their applications in real time. Such tracking systems shall be operational no later than December 31, 2018.

c. Accountability. On or before December 31, 2018, the mayor shall establish methods of holding agencies accountable if they do not adequately meet the timelines the agencies establish.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

JR (2017)/MMB (2018)

LS # 9912/Int 1506-2017

NEW LS # 935

1/5/18; 7:18 p.m.