Construction Official & Inspectors
Office Hours: Tuesday, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Melinda Taylor , Secretary – Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Construction Official: Frank Servais
Building Official: Frank Servais
Electrical Official: Brian Hacking
Plumbing Official: Peter Voros
Fire Official: Dennis Sharpe
The Construction and Inspection Office provides inspection and enforcement of all Construction Codes relating to the construction, maintenance, use and occupancy of buildings and structures. The administrative code that is used throughout New Jersey is known as the Uniform Construction Code (UCC). The UCC adopts other National Code Books as the technical text for each discipline. Subcodes include building, plumbing, fire and electric.
Construction Plans/Layout Drawings
A NJ Licensed Architect is recommended for the preparation of plans for major projects. Major projects may need to include floor plans drawn to scale, sections, elevations and details. Minor projects such as decks and small additions may be drawn by the homeowner. The Construction Office has standard specifications that can be followed within certain limitations for routine projects such as decks and retaining walls. These specs, along with a plot plan/survey depicting your project are accepted as the required plans. There are some plans that require a NJ Licensed Engineer to prepare plans. Examples are in-ground pools, grading plans and retaining walls more than four feet in height. Every application for a construction permit shall be accompanied by a set of plans showing the actual shape and dimensions of the lot to be built upon, the exact location, size and height of all existing and proposed structures, and all existing easements.
Residential Certificate of Occupancy
Before an owner/tenant can occupy or change the title of a house or apartment, it must meet certain requirements. The property will be inspected by the Housing Official upon receipt of a completed CO application.
Business Certificate of Occupancy
All commercial occupancies require approval to operate. This approval is granted, after Zoning Officer approval, and after a fee has been paid ($35.00) and all inspections have been satisfied. A Certificate of Continuing Occupancy (CCO) is also required for every non-residential property whenever a change in occupancy occurs; which involves re-inspection of all areas of life safety. Construction permits must be obtained for all proposed modifications.
Building Permit Requirements:
- Pool (aboveground or in-ground)
- Lawn Sprinkler System
- Shed (required if shed is 101 sq. ft or more; a shed of 100 sq. ft. or less does not require a permit)
If you are planning renovations or repairs, please call to see if a permit is required.