(609) 298-2800, ext. 3
- Bob Salmons, Construction Official, Building Subcode & Plumbing Inspector
- Henry Skala, Electrical Subcode
- Thomas Banyacski, Fire Subcode
- Frank Kopec, Plumbing Subcode
- Meghan Opielski, Technical Assistant to the Construction Official: [email protected]
- Required Inspections
- Inspections must be scheduled by 3 pm the day prior to an available inspection day.
- No inspection will be performed without the released plans on site.
- Permit Fee Schedule Ordinance 2021-2 effective 3/8/21
- Tips from NJ DCA on Hiring Home Improvement Contractors
- Resale Housing/Tenant Occupancy Inspections
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. 3
Uniform Construction Code Permits: Click here for UCC permit applications
Applications may be brought to the Construction Office or mailed to the office directly.
Resale Housing / Change of Occupancy / Change of Commercial Tenancy
- Certificate of Conformity
- Certificate of Conformity for Apartments ONLY
- Commercial Tenancy Change Approval.
- First Time Buyers Program
- Emergency Home Repair Program*
- Heater Replacement Program*
- Home Improvement Loan Program*
- See Burlington County Office of Community Development for additional information and programs.
*Note: As of July 1, 2020, the income limits of those who can benefit from services funded in whole or in part by the CDBG program have changed. Please contact Township Clerk for more information.