Updated as of June 2018
A permit is generally required if an individual wishes to construct, enlarge, alter, or demolish a structure. This category includes projects which change any existing structure or add to that structure, such as swimming pools.
The required documentation for a construction permit includes
An application for a Permit is available from the Construction Department, located in the Municipal Building
Along with the completed application, the applicant must submit two copies of the Construction Plans. These drawings may be done by the applicant for his own single family dwelling or by a New Jersey licensed architect or engineer. A building contractor is not permitted to do the drawings unless he is licensed as an architect or engineer.
An applicant must also submit a Plot Plan for an addition, fence, shed, or pool. The plot plan should indicate:
The Permit Process:
Step 1: The Township Zoning Officer completes the Zoning Review.
Step 2: After the Zoning approval, the documents are reviewed by the building, electrical, plumbing, and fire subcode officials for completeness and code conformance. This process may take up to twenty working days.
Step 3: The required documents are submitted to the Construction Department, with all required prior approvals from State/County/Local agencies.
Step 4: The permit is issued indicating that legal approval has been given to begin the construction project.
If the documents do not comply with the Uniform Construction Code, the applicant will be notified of the code violations required to be corrected and resubmit the documents for further review.
Inspections During Construction:
New construction usually requires the following inspections:
Obligations During Construction:
Applications for permits can be found at the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards
When submitting these forms to the Construction Code Enforcement Office, you must provide THREE completed copies with original signature and original seal (where necessary) for each subcode technical form.
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