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Yes, a permit is required. Applications for a Driveway-Parking Area Permit (PDF) or a Sidewalk, Curb and Apron Construction Permit (PDF) are available at the Engineering Office. A plot plan (survey) is not required for the curb and sidewalk or if you do not intend to widen your driveway. If you are widening your driveway, your application should include a plot plan.
The Public Works Inspector will inspect the new driveway, curb or sidewalk. Homeowner instructions regarding scheduling the inspection is included in the application.
The application fee for these permits is $30 each.
Permits are good for one year from date of issue.
A permit is not needed to seal the driveway. However a permit is needed to resurface the driveway.
Standard driveway is 10 feet wide, therefore, a shared driveway is 20 feet wide. One permit per address is required, so if two properties share a common driveway, with no separation, two separate permits must be obtained to do the entire driveway. One side of the driveway can be done by that property owner and the division would be at 10 feet.
The work must start within one year of getting the permit.
Concrete-4" minimum thickness for sidewalk; however, 6" thick for apron and sidewalk in front of driveway.
Hamilton Township standard for concrete mix must be 4000 psi and truck delivered from a concrete company that is NJ State certified.
In accordance with Article IV, Chapter 435, Section 34, where the lands of a property owner abut a right-of-way, it shall be the responsibility of such property owner to keep the area between the property line and the street line, including the sidewalk, driveway apron and curb as the case may be, in good repair. The street line for the purposes of this article is designated as the edge of the paved surface of the street.
No, you do not need to schedule an inspection after the concrete is poured. When the inspector is out to inspect the forms before any concrete is poured, you are automatically on the list for a re-inspection of the sidewalk / driveway after the concrete is poured.
Please contact the Call Center at 609-586-0311.