Construction Code Enforcement

Construction Code Enforcement Laws

New Jersey Administrative Code 5:23 – 2.14

It shall be unlawful to construct, enlarge, alter, or demolish a structure, or change the occupancy of a building or structure requiring greater strength, exit way, or sanitary provision, or to change a different use group, or to install or alter any equipment for which provision is made or the installation of which is regulated by this chapter, or to undertake a project involving lead abatement in accordance with 5:17, without first filing an application with the construction official or the appropriate sub code official where the construction involves only one trade or in writing and obtaining the required permit therefore.

New Jersey Administrative Code 5:23-2.16

This code requires that the Building Department complete its review of plans in 20 business days from the date the application is received to grant or deny in whole or part and notify the applicant.

Notification will be by telephone to the responsible person, and said notification will include the total cost for the permits. Payment may be in the form of cash, check, or credit card and is due at the time the permit has been approved. Checks and money orders are payable to:

South Orange Building Department
76 South Orange Avenue
Suite 302
South Orange, NJ 07079

Elevator construction and inspection for new equipment or reinspection of existing equipment is performed by the State of New Jersey. Applications are obtained from the state's website.

To make use of the codes of New Jersey with out purchasing they may be viewed through the Department of Community Affairs Web Site at the Division of Codes and Standards.