OnlineRME COVID-19 Response: For government agencies that need to receive public applications online, we are offering to develop and deploy the applications through our SkipThePaper service. We will do this at no cost for new applications, including waiving our service fee through at least December 31, 2020. There is no obligation for your agency to continue using SkipThePaper after the COVID-19 crisis is over. If your agency needs help with online applications, please contact us at

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SkipThePaper is a robust form tool that we've designed with you in mind. Most Agencies, Clubs and Associations want to have their forms online for easy access for their customers. We have turned that expensive process into a quick, easy and fun experience for you with SkipThePaper. Our Form-Builder allows us to take your paper forms and quickly convert them to an Internet Form that you can embed right into your web site.

Client Testimonial

We're currently tracking over 31,000 onsite sewage systems with only four people. I tell other regulators, 'OnlineRME is the best business decision we've ever made.' Everything is online, so we're more efficient. We get better reports and we identify critical deficiencies within three days, so we're protecting public health. And it's sustainable, less paper, fewer files - we're saving trees!

Tom Gonzales ~ Clark County Public Health

Core features of SkipThePaper

Quick Deployment

Forms and applications can quickly be deployed to the Internet for your applicants.

Fee Collection

Collect fees for applications received, directing the funds to your bank account.

Workflow Management

Review and complete applications producing a final product that the applicant and other contacts receive instantly.

Custom Look and Feel

Customize the look, style and feel of each form for your group.

No Limits!

There are no limits to the types of forms and applications that may be created!

  • Temporary Food Event Permits
  • Cottage Food Licensing
  • Land Use Pre-Application
  • Association Memberships
  • Air Quality / Burn Permits
  • Tattoo Facility Licensing
  • Well Decommissioning
  • Septic Permits
  • Time of Sale Septic System Inspections
  • Your options are UNLIMITED!
  • Example Application - Temporary Event Permits

    Paper forms are what they are. Hard to track ~ Hard to read. We have developed a way to easily provide an online option for food vendors to submit their Temporary Event Permits online. Our plug-in module allows us to deploy a customized food menu that vendors can fill out, submit, and be approved by the Health Department. We even can incorporate late fees! Below illustrates some of the features Temporary Food Event Permit process.

    Review the Overview and TPCHD Whitepaper documents.

    Submitting the Application

    Applicants apply online for their event permits. All fields are validated for completeness. Custom fields are added at the request of each individual Health Department.

    Answering the Questions

    Each application is tailored to the individual Health Departments request.

    Questions can be Yes or No, Free Text, Multiple Choice - Select 1, or Multiple Choice - Select Multiple.

    Questions can also be required or not. If dependent questions are needed, the application can be built so that when something is answered YES or NO, then a new set of questions will be produced.

    Custom Plug-in Menu

    Temporary Food Vendors apply for their permits online. All fields are validated for completeness.

    Custom fields are added at the request of the individual Health Department.

    Customized Fee Collection

    Because every Health Department has their own fee schedules, our customized application services was developed.

    While not shown in this image, the application can also include "additional add-on services". If included and selected by the applicant, the add-on services will be shown as a line item on the payment page, application, and final documents.

    Late Fee Assessment and Submittal Rules

    If your Health Department application requires late fees or submittal rules, the application plug-in can be customized to meet those rules. For example, if there is a late fee (either percent or flat fee) based upon the days prior to the event the application is being submitted, rules can be established within the plug-in. There can be more than 1 rule (ie. 1 week until the event is 50% late fee, 2 weeks prior to the event is 25% late fee).

    The application can also contain rules for dates of submittal. For example, if your department does not want to allow same-day-submittals, the application rules can be set to restrict that. Weekends can be restricted too!

    Work Flow Review

    Once the application has been submitted, it is time for Health Department review and approval!

    In this example, the menu submitted by the Temporary Food Service Vendor can be reviewed. Individual Items can be rejected.

    Once the menu has been approved, the application status can be moved into completed. The final documents, including the approved menu are then instantly emailed to the Temporary Food Event Vendor.


    For Temporary Food Event Vendors who participate in multiple events each year, requiring more than 1 application submitted, the Temporary Food Event Vendor can quickly "renew" an application. Because the application is has previously been approved, the information is duplicated and only the new event date and location need to be updated.

    Data Integration

      OnlineRME's database experts will work with your IT department to determine the best method of integrating data.

      There are four methods of integration:

    • No interaction: OnlineRME can be used as a completely stand-alone reporting tool with no electronic interaction or communication with any other databases. Service providers enter reports into OnlineRME, and your personnel review the reports and act on them. You can export your data anytime you desire so that you can retain backups.

    • Indirect interaction via export/import: If your database is not accessible to the Web because of lack of resources or security concerns, you may use the vast number of OnlineRME exports, which can then be imported into your database.

    • Web-services: Web services may be utilized to interact between various data systems.

    • Remote server interaction: OnlineRME maintains a remote server to enable data uploads and downloads of property and report data. If you are interested in maintaining the key data from submitted reports on your server, we will provide the ability to download that data. Most management entities have this process automated to download report data each evening.


    Just because an application has been submitted does not mean that is complete. We have provided a quick and easy way for you to:

    • Assign work to a reviewer.
    • Add comments for the Applicant to act on.
    • Exclude attachments to be included in the final documents.
    • Add your own attachments to be included in the final documents.
    • Change the status of an application, automatically notifying all related parties.
    • Add your own ID to the Application to facilitate Data Integration.
    • Update Applicant information.
    • Resend out the customer notification email in case they have lost it.

    SkipThePaper Workflow Process

    SkipThePaper is a framework for building and deploying applications. Included is a complete workflow, communication and fee collection system which will enable you to begin taking applications online immediately.

    Application Submitted

    Customer completes your customized web based application.

    Fees collected

    When the application is submitted your fees are instantly collected and routed to your financial institution.

    Entity reviews

    The entity receiving the application reviews it and makes comments if necessary.

    Application Completed

    Once the application review is completed, it is packaged up and sent to each of the recipients.

    Fee Collecting Service

      OnlineRME services are funded by nominal recording fees that service providers pay for the reports they enter into the system. In addition, regulatory agencies can use OnlineRME to collect their own reporting, contract, or operational permit fees.

      These fees can be collected monthly via OnlineRME's automated process or by means of a manually queried report, which shows all activities that have not been billed for. in jurisdictions that use manual billing, OnlineRME still assesses its own report fee, and service providers still pay for it online, using a credit card.

      What about our fees?

      The following services are provided for free:

      • Setup of your forms.
      • Back-up of the data.
      • Data export reports.
      • Data system links.
      • Application Work-Flow tools.
      • Support.
      • Update Applicant information.
      • Resend out the customer notification email in case they have lost it.

      Ok, so how do we get paid? Easy! Each form submitted has a service or convenience fee associated to it. We recognize that most people prefer the convenience of submitting an application online. It saves them time. It saves them money. Our model works and it allows you to have a quick and professional process when it comes to getting your forms online and receiving the information submitted. Questions? Please contact us.