Construction Office HoursMonday through Friday9:00am to 4:30pmClosed for lunch 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Construction Official and
Sub Code Official (Building, Plumbing, and Fire)
Building, Plumbing & Fire InspectionsThomas Mahoney,Building, Plumbing & Fire Inspector
Henry Skala, Electrical Sub Code Official
Terry Ezzo, Technical Assistant to the Construction Official
Permit Fee Schedule - 12/4/2013
****Notice: All permits fees paid by cash must be exact amount of the permit cost. The office cannot give change.
Building Permits: Why & How?
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.
Requirements For Permit Submittal:
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. 3
Uniform Construction Code Permits may be obtained online from the:
- NJ Department of Community Affairs: Division of Codes and Standards
- Construction Permit Instructions
Have a Renovation Project that needs cleanup?
Consider using the Bagster. www.thebagster.com
The bags are available at most the local hardware stores. They are large bags used for small home renovations and discards up to 3300lbs of refuse. Please call Burlington County Waste Management at (609)-499-1001for removal of the bags or for more information.