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Inspections

Inspections 2017-03-14T11:46:25+00:00
ALL INSPECTIONS ARE DONE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 A.M. & 3:00 P.M.
ALL REQUESTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY:

Permit Number
Block & Lot
Street Address
Type of Inspection

Requests for inspections must be made at least 24 HOURS PRIOR to the day the inspection is required.

ALL INSPECTIONS MUST BE READY AT THE TIME OF SCHEDULING.

When calling for an inspection, please speak to someone directly. If you leave a voice mail, the office will contact you at the number you have left to schedule the appointment.

NO INSPECTIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IF LEFT ON VOICE MAIL.

Building Inspections
Monday through Friday
908-753-8000 ext 241 or 242

Electrical Inspections
Monday through Friday
908-753-8000 ext 241 or 242

Plumbing Inspections
Monday through Friday
908-753-8000 ext 241 or 242

Fire Inspections
Inspections done three days a week
Please call for availability
908-753-8000 ext 241 or 242

Construction work must be inspected in accordance with the State Uniform Construction Code Regulations N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.18. The Construction Office will carry out such periodic inspection during the progress of work as necessary to insure that work installed conforms to the approved plans and the requirements of the Uniform Construction Code.

The owner or other responsible person in charge of work must notify this agency when work is ready for any required inspections specified below. All work must be ready for inspection at the time the inspection is requested. A responsible person in charge of work must be present at time of inspection. Requests for inspections must be made at least 24 hours prior to the day the inspection desired. Inspections will typically be performed on the the day requested but no -more than within three business days specified by statute. Work must not proceed in a manner, which will preclude the inspection until it has been made and an approval given.

*Required inspections for One and Two Family dwellings are as follows:

The bottom of all piers and footing trenches, footing forms, tubes, rebar and bonding before placement of concrete for all structures including porches, decks, piers, pools etc.

NOTE: All new dwellings must have a soil bearing certification present, stating soil bearing capacity meets or exceeds design criteria, signed and sealed by a certified Soils Engineer.

Footing keyways, wall forms and steel reinforcement prior to placement of concrete or gunnite.

Foundation including footing drain, filter fabric, damp proofing and anchor bolts prior to backfill and framing.

NOTE: NO BACKFILL INSPECTION WILL BE PERFORMED UNTIL A LOCATION SURVEY, WITH FIRST FLOOR AND GARAGE FLOOR ELEVATIONS INDICATED, IS RECEIVED AND APPROVED FOR ALL NEW DWELLINGS.

Rough water piping including water service, sewer, septic, gas piping and underground services prior to framing inspection.

Rough wiring, including panels and service installations prior to framing inspection.

All slabs including vapor barrier, reinforcement and radon tee prior to the placement of concrete.

Sheathing, and wall bracing inspection prior to covering.

Framing inspection once all other rough inspections are completed

All firestop must be complete at time of frame inspection.

ADDITIONAL FRAMING REQUIREMENTS

1. Floor framing prior to the placement of infill, subflooring, decking, or finish material for any floor framing less than 6 feet above floor or grade below.

2.  All framing that cannot be seen prior to covering.

Insulation with copy of office approved Rescheck or plan.

Final inspection by all applicable Subcodes prior to issuance of a certificate.

NOTE: NO OCCUPANCY OR USE IS PERMITTED UNTIL ALL INSPECTIONS HAVE BEEN APPROVED AND A CERTIFICATE HAS BEEN ISSUED. NO INSPECTION WILL BE PERFORMED WITH FURNITURE OR PERSONAL ITEMS IN ANY NEW ADDITION OR DWELLING.

*Required special inspections. In conjunction with the above, additional inspections are required for the following:

  1. Masonry fireplaces including throat prior to covering.
  2. Inspections which, because of their nature, are needed to insure code compliance

A COMPLETE SET OF APPROVED PLANS MUST BE KEPT ON SITE AND AVAILABLE FOR ALL INSPECTIONS. FIELD CHANGES MADE TO PROJECT WILL REQUIRE AN AS-BUILT PLAN PRIOR TO ANY INSPECTION OR APPROVALS.