In an effort to spur economic growth, North Las Vegas has started a program to streamline the permitting process for construction.
Professionals such as architects, landscape architects, engineers and civil engineers can complete a self-certification program, which allows plans they submit to the city to be expedited.
The program consists of an eight-hour class at City Hall and costs $1,500. In other jurisdictions, the process can take months. Self-certification is good for three years for those professionals in good standing; there is an annual renewal fee of $500.