Building Inspections

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP     Required Building Inspections - In Order

Construction Office  609-298-2800  Ext 3
Office Hours--Monday thru Friday  8:30 to 4:30pm
Inspections are Tuesdays & Thursdays between 8:30am and 4:00pm
24 HOUR ADVANCED NOTICE ON INSPECTION REQUESTS (call or fax # above)  HAVE THE PERMIT NUMBER, BLOCK & LOT,  ADDRESS, TYPE OF INSPECTION, PHONE # for CONTACT

Note: NO BUILDING INSPECTION WILL BE MADE UNLESS A BUILDING
PERMIT IS POSTED AND THE SET OF APPROVED PLANS IS ON THE JOB SITE.

Foudation location must have prior Zoning approval before permits are issued

FOOTINGAfter excavation of footing, placement of forms (if used), installation of
reinforcing (if required) and rebar ground wire (if required) prior to pouring concrete.

FOUNDATION/ BACKFILLAfter foundation has been constructed, plastered, damp proofed,
braced and footing drain installed, and before soil is backfilled.

SLABAfter slab is prepped, vapor barrier and reinforcing has been installed, prior to pouring concrete. Any sub-slab plumbing and/or electric must be inspected before slab inspection.

OPEN  DECK AND SILL PLATE: After sill plate has been bolted or strapped down (minimum two bolts or straps per sill segment 4’ apart, no more than 12” from the end of each board).  After floor has been framed and before plywood deck has been installed. ( Required for crawl space ,any framing, add-a-level where framing will not be visible from below, outdoor decks that are low to the ground and NEW HOMES)

ROUGHSRough Electric, Rough Plumbing.  All must be completed and approved prior to scheduling a framing inspection.

FRAMING / TRUSSAfter framing has been completed, including non-bearing walls.
Exterior should be water tight. Have copy of DCA Framing checklist signed by person responsible
for framing.

INSULATIONAfter insulation is installed. Check IECC 2009 for new code requirements.

FINALSElectric final, Plumbing final and Fire final

BUILDING FINALWhen construction is complete, all utility meters set, electric, plumbing
and fire protection completed and inspected, all finish materials complete.

APPLY FOR CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY: After all final inspections are completed and passed and the application for certificate is submitted along with all the required paperwork for the certificate.

FAILURE TO CALL FOR REQUIRED INSPECTIONS MAY LEAD TO POSSIBLE FINES

CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY MAY REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF FIVE BUSINESS DAYS FOR PREPARATION AFTER SUBMISSION OF ALL REQUIRED APPROVALS.

A NEW HOME, ADDITION OR RENOVATION SHALL NOT BE OCCUPIED
OR USED UNTIL ALL FINAL INSPECTIONS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED AND
A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY OR APPROVAL IS ISSUED.

 ( NO FURNITURE OR OTHER ITEMS MAY BE PLACED INTO THE NEW SPACE.)

 

SPECIAL INSPECTIONS

*Any required fire suppression, hood test and duct inspection and alarm tests

Tank Removal:      

  • Building Inspection of the excavation after the tank is removed to check for contamination. Tank is to be cut and cleaned for inspection of possible leakage.
  • If leakage is suspected notify DEP by calling (609) 292-7172, obtain DEP number and notify Construction office of action taken and file number of case.

Tank Abandonment:

  • Building inspection after the tank is cleaned and before it is filled. Fill material must be on site and of an approved type of material.

Commercial Kitchen Hoods:

  • Rough Fire inspection of hood and ducts to check welds
  • Type 1 hoods must have automatic exhaust fan activation as per 2006 IMC section 507.1 consisting of a remote bulb thermostat (RBT) rated for  305 degrees F.
  • Gasline pressure test 10 lbs. pressure for 30 mins. or more.
  • Wiring must be in accordance with 2011 NEC.

In Ground Swimming Pools:

  • Steel inspection before gunnite (pre-collar), or post collar prior to concrete
  • Trench and Bonding inspection, Grid bonding
  • gas test for heated pools
  • Final inspections, Building, Plumbing, Electric
  • Plumbing inspection for Drains – must meet Virginia Gramm Baker Act.

Above Ground Swimming pool:

  • Trench Inspection and electric bonding
  • final building & electric for enclosures, fencing and gates

After all finals inspections have been made and approvals have been issued, and all required documentation has been submitted to the Construction Office; a Certificate of Approval or Certificate of Occupancy will be signed by the Construction Official and issued.

* Note
            Failure to obtain the required inspections, or occupying the structure without first obtaining a certificate of occupancy will result in a Notice of Violation and a mandatory            penalty.

Final payment to contractors should not be made until a Certificate of Occupancy is issued, pursuant to NJ State Law 13:45A-16.2

All construction work must be inspected in accordance with the NJ State Uniform Construction Code regulations N.J.A.C 5:23-2.18 and N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.20.

The owner or the owner's agent shall be responsible to notify the Construction Department when the work is ready for the required inspections.
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