(908) 766-2510

1 Collyer Lane
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

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Construction Code

Location 

Engineering Services Building
First Floor
277 South Maple Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ

Contact Info

Ph: 908-204-3173
Fax: 908-204-2515

Hours

7:00AM - 3:00PM
Monday - Friday
APPLICATIONS
MUST BE RECEIVED
BEFORE 3:00PM
 

Staff

CONSTRUCTION CODE

The Construction Code Division is responsible for assuring compliance with the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code. We provide construction permit review and inspection services for Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical & Fire Protection systems during new construction and rehabilitation of existing structures. 

CONSTRUCTION PERMIT GUIDES

Here you will find some helpful guides and information regarding how to and when to obtain permits. There are guides for different project types as well as general residential and commercial projects. Each guide provides a link to the required construction permit forms.

CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FORMS

Use the Construction Permit Forms button to access the NJ Uniform Construction Code forms. These standard forms can be used in any municipality in NJ, and they are PDF fillable.

INSPECTIONS

Every permit issued requires inspections. Use the button for a list of required inspections and our inspections procedures.

Inspections can be requested online through the SDL Portal 24/7 using the Schedule an Inspection button, or by calling 908-204-3172 Monday – Friday between 7:30am and 3:00pm.

Inspections are performed Monday - Friday between 8:00am-2:00pm, and Tuesday and Wednesday 3:00pm-5:00pm for certain work types. You can choose a timeframe of 8:00am-11:00am or 11:00am-2:00pm Monday-Friday or 3:00pm-5:00pm Tuesday and Wednesday. Same day inspections are not available.

PERMIT SEARCH

Use the Construction Permit Search button to search online for permit records on a property. A portal account is required. Signing up is easy and FREE.

SELLING OR RENTING YOUR HOME

Bernards Township requires a Construction Records Clearance for all property sales in addition to the Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide/Fire Extinguisher Certificate from the Fire Prevention Bureau for sales and rentals. There is no Certificate of Occupancy required for a sale or rental. Click the Selling or Renting Your Home button for the applications.

PERMIT PICK UP

Permits can only be picked up between the hours of 7:30am and 3:00pm

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a construction permit required for?

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).