How do I obtain a building permit?

To obtain a permit, you must hire a contractor licensed in the State of New Jersey. Residents also have the option to perform the work themselves. Applicants will be required to provide proof of ownership to take on the liability if performing the work themselves. All Applicants will need to submit the required paperwork, and pay a fee. Residents also have the option of performing the work themselves. Gather your materials and copies to complete the permit application and bring it to the Building Department. All copies of the electrical, plumbing, and mechanical technical sections must be sealed by the corresponding licensee. Please provide one original plus three photocopies of each completed applicable form. For any originals that are required to have a raised seal, the photocopies are also required to contain this raised seal. In other words, fill out one form and photocopy it, then seal the original and all copies.

Permits are issued in person at Town Hall and inspections are scheduled when the permit application is approved and the permit fee is paid.

Most people hire an architect or designer to draw their plans; however, for small projects, you may wish to submit drawings yourself. Please ensure that drawings submitted are to scale and clear enough that we may fully understand the work.

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1. What is a building permit required for?
2. What happens if I am caught working without a permit?
3. How much do permits cost?
4. When are inspections required for new buildings, alterations, additions, and renovations?
5. Is a C.O (Certificate of Occupancy) required for sale of my home?
6. Will I be able to schedule an inspection the same day I make the request?
7. What if I have an old permit for which I never scheduled an inspection?
8. How do I obtain a building permit?
9. What does the Zoning Official do?
10. Do I Need Zoning Approval?
11. What is the Uniform Construction Code?
12. Do I need Historic Preservation Commission Approval?