You may be interested to know that some work commonly thought of as maintenance does
require a permit from the Township. Examples of this type of work are: roofing, siding, sheds,
heat replacement or conversion, hot water heaters, decks, cabanas and pools in addition to new structures such as barns, garages and additions.
It is important to know that most permits require at least two inspections for each inspector
involved (i.e., building, plumbing, electric, fire). NJ State law N.J.A.C. 13:45 A-16.2 states that
final inspections are required before final payment is made to contractors. The Township does not consider permit closed until a final inspection has been approved and a Certificate of Approval/Occupancy has been issued.
If construction does not commence within one (1) year of date of issuance or if construction ceases for a period of six (6) months; the permit is void. Permits are good for one (1) year before they are considered expired.
The permit fee to reinstate expired permits will be 50% of the original fee.
The permit applications can be obtained at the Building Department at Town Hall any Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30. Most applications require a location of the new structure. Any questions on the permit procedure can be answered by the Building Department Technical Assistant, Pat Famularo.
PLUMBING INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS
Rough plumbing must be tested by filling the entire drainage system with water to the middle of trip waste overflow of every tub installed on the top floor to verify that system is watertight.
All water piping must be pressure tested to at least normal working pressure by turning on the building water service/well pump or by air testing from 75 psi to 100 psi. Time of test and amount of pressure used (if testing with air) must be posted near gauge so inspector can confirm that system is water tight.
Radon vent piping ( if necessary) must be installed with rough plumbing and must be identified in open areas.
Stairs (permanent or temporary) must be installed for access to basement and to all floors.
All gas piping must be pressure tested with compressed air and a test gauge able to be reasonably read. Time of test and amount of pressure must be posted near gauge so inspector can confirm that system is air tight. Gas piping must be identified.
All sewer lines from house to curb connection/septic tank must be left uncovered for inspection.
All water service lines from house to curb connection must be left uncovered for inspection.
Buildings must be left open for final plumbing inspection. All plumbing fixtures must be installed and fully operational. Hot water (120 degrees to 140 decrees Fahrenheit) must be available to all fixtures that require hot water. All showers and bath /shower combinations shall be adjusted to provide not more than 120 degrees Fahrenheit outlet water temperature. Plumbing fixtures must be reasonably clean at time of final inspection.
If you have any code or construction questions, our inspectors are at town hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 9:30. Our telephone number is 409-7134 and our FAX number is 462-8460. We have a very busy office, especially on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, so if you get our voice mail, please leave a message, we will get back to you as soon as possible.