Union County seat, Elizabeth, is one of New Jersey’s most densely populated cities. Until recently, residents would drop by or call city hall to report code-related concerns to government officials. A paper-based resolution process meant documents were often lost or misplaced. Indeed, Elizabeth officials spent 30% of their day fielding phone calls from residents curious about the status of their request for city intervention.
Elizabeth officials needed a more efficient way to address resident concerns. They found it in GovPilot’s Code Enforcement module. Instead of paying a visit or placing a phone call to city hall, residents can now submit issues through the digital Report a Concern form on Elizabeth’s official website or from their smartphone through the free GovAlert mobile app. Concerns are instantly routed to the appropriate government official and processed via an automated workflow that triggers status updates to complainants at key events. With GovPilot technology handling submission and communication, Elizabeth employees have more time to handle other responsibilities.