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A building permit is good for 5 years from the date the permit is issued but the work must start within 6 months of getting the permit.
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There is no requirement to have a bathtub in your house. It is fine to only have shower stalls.
As of March 5, 2018 roofing and siding permits are no longer needed for single-family homes only. If the single-family house is attached to another house(s), such as a townhouse, condo, or row house, then a permit is required.
If the roof sheeting or plywood under the shingles needs to be fully replaced, then a permit is needed. Sometimes this is not known until the shingles are removed.
The repair or replacement of polypropylene siding does still need a building permit since it is not considered ordinary maintenance.
The cost of a building permit for a roof is $30 per $1000 cost of the job. The building permit application must be filled out by the contractor.
No, the township does not keep copies of property surveys or plot plans - you need to contact your surveyor. You might also check your title insurance papers to see if a survey is attached.
The only time the township may have a copy is if the house is brand new or work was done within the last couple of years.
Your deed may indicate that a survey was done and who did it. If so, you can contact that surveyor for a copy.
Otherwise, it is up to the property owner to contact a surveyor for a plot plan or survey.
You can get a Building Permit application from the Division of Inspections or by printing the Building Technical Subcode Application (PDF).
The minimum distance required to the property line depends upon the zone in which the property is located. Please consult the zoning map and Land Development Ordinance. You may also call the Land Use Coordinator at 609-890-3680.
A railing is required if a deck is 30 inches or higher off the ground.
Building Permit fees vary depending on the type of permit.
Surveys are needed in order to review required setbacks from property lines.
Building Permits for Roofing / Siding can be obtained over the counter. If less than 25% of the roof/siding is being done, no permit is needed.
Just print and complete the Building Subcode Permit Application (PDF) and return to:
Construction OfficeDivision of InspectionsRoom 305Municipal Building
Before a permit can be obtained, the property survey must be reviewed by the Land Use Office. You must contact the Land Use Office at 890-3682 to schedule an appointment to review your survey.
No permit is required for single-family residences. Commercial buildings require a permit.
Also requires an Electrical Permit.
Require a plot plan of the site showing the location of the pool and any appurtenances. Bring the proper documents to the Land Use Office, Room 307 in the Municipal Building.
Before any permits can be obtained, the property survey must be reviewed by the Land Use Office. To schedule an appointment to review your survey, please contact the Land Use Office at 609-890-3682.
Require a grading plan showing existing and proposed grades and the proposed flow of surface drainage. The plan is to be presented with the application(s). The plan must also show the location of the proposed pool and any appurtenances and must be signed and sealed by a New Jersey Professional Engineer. Bring the proper documents to the Land Use Office, Room 307 in the Municipal Building.
Only for new ductwork
Also may require a Fire Permit