The Construction Office is responsible for assuring compliance with the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code. We provide construction permit review and inspection services for Building, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection systems during new construction and rehabilitation of existing structures.
For information on the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards, you can review the requirements and forms online at their website.
There are sample guides and requirements available for various types of construction and renovations. Please refer to the list below for the available guides:
- Construction Permit Requirements (Commercial)
- Construction Permit Requirements (Residential)
- Demolition of Structures Requirements
- Fence Requirements
- Finished Basement Requirements (One & Two Family)
- Gas Piping Guidelines
- Generator Requirements
- Inspection Schedule and Information Sheet
- Pool Requirements
- Shed Requirements
- Wood Deck Requirements (Residential)
Please refer to the Construction section of our Online Forms Page to download permits and applications.
A construction permit is required for everything that is not considered an ordinary repair or maintenance. Permits are required for finishing basements, decks, raised patios, swimming pools, renovating bathrooms & kitchens, water heaters, sheds, gazebos, new electrical wiring and new plumbing installations (this list is not all inclusive please contact us with any questions).
A penalty of $2000 is assessed and any work done may be required to be removed.
Depending on the project if prior approvals (Zoning, Engineering, Health etc.) are not required a minimum of 20 business days should be planned for processing applications.
No. Every inspection is unique and some take longer than others. When we schedule the inspections we give you the next available day.
Call the office and get the inspections. No penalty will be incurred. If you are cited for not obtaining final inspections the penalty will be $2000.
1 Anderson Hill Rd., Suite 103, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
PERMIT PICKUP: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and, Fridays 8:30-4:30 PM
P: 908-766-3850, F: 908-766-1315
Construction Official/ Electrical Subcode
Technical Assistant to Construction Official