(609) 298-2800, ext. 2121Construction Office Hours
Monday through Friday9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Joseph LaRocca, Construction Official, Building Subcode, and Plumbing Subcode
Henry Skala, Electrical Subcode
Tom Layou, Fire Subcode
Terry Ezzo, Technical Assistant to the Construction Official
Norm Hand, Code Enforcement 298-2800 ext. 2159
Permit placard shall be posted on site.
No inspection will be performed without the released plans on site.
What is a Building Permit?
A Building permit is a clearance, which grants permission to start construction of a building project.
What projects need Building Permits?
Check your local Building Department for the requirements in your area. Building Permits are typically required for the following:
New Buildings, Additions, Conversions, Decks, Demolitions, Fireplaces, Fences, Shed, Patio & porches Pools (above and in ground), Temporary Buildings, HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical Systems, Renovations, (Roof, siding) Prefabricated Structures, and any work other than ordinary maintenance.
The purpose of Permits:
Permits allow the enforcement of codes, which have been adopted as law by a state, county, or city. The enforcement of codes is carried out to protect the public health, safety and welfare. The unit of government, which enforces the code is acting to ensure safe construction.
Why a Building Permit?
Building permits provide the means for Code Officials to protect us by reducing the potential hazards of unsafe construction and therefore ensuring the public health, safety and welfare. The building permit process helps us understand what our local laws and ordinances are. Before any construction or remodeling works begins, application for a permit should be made. Building permits provide the means for Code Officials to inspect construction to ensure that minimum standards are met and appropriate materials are used.
The Permit Process
- Visit or call local Code Official
- Submit permit application
- Receive results of review process (if required)
- Receive permit
- Arrange required inspection visits. All Inspections must be called in 24 hours in advance.
- For information or to schedule inspections, please call: 609-298-2800, Ext. 2121
Uniform Construction Code Permits may be obtained online from the:
- NJ Department of Community Affairs: Division of Codes and Standards
- Construction Permit Instructions