When Do I Need a Construction Permit?


The State of New Jersey establishes the rules for when construction permits are “required(NJAC 5:23-2.14 Construction permits-when required). The Township is responsible for enforcing these State rules and issuing construction permits. 

There are various types of defined work categories; some are considered “ordinary maintenance” which does not require a construction permit or inspection. Almost all other construction work does require a permit in accordance with the State rules. Learn more about “ordinary maintenance” type work. 

Emergency work” may occur at any time without notice to the Township or permit issued, however, construction permits are still required for emergency type work where the permit applications must be submitted to the Township within 72 hours of the emergency work performed.