These requirements are to be used as
a guide to assist you in completing the application
process. They do not cover every type of work.
Submit completed applications for
the work intended, and 2 copies of plans. (If you are
submitting plans see the plan requirements.) Exceptions to
the plan requirement may include Water heaters, Boilers,
Furnaces and minor work.
A completed application will include
the following forms:
Completed Construction Permit
Application (Folder UCC form F100-1 complete sections I,
II, III, IV, VI & VII. You must also complete and sign the
inside certification section either as the agent or
Construction Permit form filled out.
(UCC form F170)
Completed Technical Sections for
work being performed ie: Building F110, Electrical F120,
Plumbing F130 or Fire Protection F140.
Homeowners are allowed to perform their
own Electrical or Plumbing work and make application to do
so. If the homeowner is not performing his/her own work
then a NJ Licensed Plumber or Electrician must sign and
seal the appropriate technical section. A penalty of $500
will be issued for false application or performing work
without a license.
Each technical section has specific
information, which needs to be submitted for each type of
work that is being applied for. i.e.: Contractor
information, alteration costs, number of fixtures, smoke
detectors, etc. These forms must be signed and or sealed
alteration costs on the Building Subcode Technical Section
are considered the estimated cost of the work for which
the permit is sought, including but not limited to
building construction, on-site construction, and all
integral equipment, built in furnishings and equipment.
If both an addition and alteration are being applied for
then you must break down the cost of the addition and
alteration as indicated on the form.
Other documentation may need to be
submitted for specific types of work. Consult a technical
assistant for more information. i.e.: Sewer Permits, Board
of Health, Tree Removal Permits.
Applications for new buildings,
additions, accessory structures, decks, pools, sheds and
Submit completed applications as
described above and include a copy of a property survey
indicating the new addition or structure on the property.
The application folder UCC form
F100-1 and the Building Subcode Technical Section UCC form
F110 must indicate the CUBIC VOLUME and SQUARE FOOTAGE of
the building as required on the forms. Use the following
formulas to calculate CUBIC VOLUME and SQUARE FOOTAGE:
CUBIC VOLUME = Length X Width X
Height = cu. ft.
SQUARE FOOTAGE = Length X Width =
Minimum plan submittal
Plans can be prepared by a homeowner
of a Single Family Dwelling and must be in sufficient
clarity to assure compliance. The homeowner must sign the
plans they prepare. Plans not prepared by homeowners must
be signed and sealed by a NJ licensed architect or
engineer. Plans are to reflect professional quality worthy
of the Architectural Profession. Questionable quality may
be referred to the State Board of Architects for review.
Items to be indicated on
1. Use Group R-3, R-4 or U
2. Floor Area and Cubic Volume for
additions or new buildings.
3. Floor Plan.
4. Cross section of all proposed
walls and partitions indicate ceiling heights and
5. Show separation wall and floor
ceiling assembly between garages and living spaces, the
required Fire Resistance rating and the appropriate U.L.
6. Show any proposed plumbing
fixture plan and the appropriate riser diagram.
7. Show single line electrical
circuit plan, switch, outlet and fixture plan, sub-panel
location, amperage of sub-panel, panel labeling plan of
each circuit and reflective ceiling plan.
8. List all dimensions of scaled
9. Show location and sizes of all
doors & windows. Include framing details for new or
10. Identify all glass panels by
others, which are to have safety glazing.
11. Show locations of furnaces,
boilers etc. Provide combustion air calculations if
12. Provide product spec sheets
13. Provide all other pertinent
information and data to satisfy code requirements.