Rutgers is the first university in New Jersey granted a Memorandum of Understanding by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, allowing an in-house construction review and permitting department: the Office of Codes and Standards. This office handles Class II and III Plan Review and reviews project plans without incurring costs that the state would charge. The Office of Codes and Standards issues all permits and inspects all construction projects. This not only greatly reduces waiting times that occur when state inspectors conduct these duties, but the financial savings are substantial. The university saves close to two million dollars per year on permit and plan review fees, which otherwise would have to be paid to the state.