Building Department

What we do

The Township’s Building Department is the agency that enforces the New Jersey State Uniform Building Code and local building and zoning codes.


The Building Department is responsible for enforcing the regulations of the State Uniform Construction Code, which was established by the State of New Jersey to ensure that new construction adheres to minimum standards of workmanship and safety.  Some work commonly thought of as maintenance requires a permit from the Colts Neck Township.  Please refer to the (Permit List) to determine your requirements.

We know that the requirements dictated by the State’s Uniform Construction Codes for obtaining a permit can be frustrating.  While it is the responsibility of this office to ensure compliance with these statutes, we are here to assist you in any way possible throughout the process

CONSTRUCTION FORMS (PDF Fillable) For Permit Applications can be obtained online.                                                                                   

 CONSTRUCTION FORMS

The Building Department office is CLOSED on Wednesday, but is staffed Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 with some exception for lunch hour.  A drop box is located outside the Building Department entrance to submit permit paperwork when there is no access into the office.

The Building Department Technical Assistant, Linda Stagliano, can be reached at lstagliano@coltsneck.org or (732) 409-7134 for questions on the permit process. Messages left on the voice mail will be answered in a timely manner.

Code and Construction questions for the inspectors are handled through the Technical Assistant.

Building Subcode – Matt Young                                                                                                                      
Building inspector – Tom Conticchio                                                                                                                 
Electrical Subcode/Inspector – Ed Carven                                                                                                    
Plumbing Subcode – David Dafeldecker                                                                                                               
Plumbing Inspector – Mike Winch                                                                                                                         
Fire Subcode/Inspector – Matt Young  

INSPECTIONS

Once a permit is paid for and issued, inspections may be scheduled. 

Inspections are required to close a permit. Each technical discipline (Building, Electric, Plumbing, Mechanical and Fire) usually requires two inspections, a rough and final. 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 a permit closed until all final inspections are approved and a Certificate of Approval/Occupancy has been issued.

Inspections can be scheduled by contacting the office by phone 732-409-7134 or email, lstagliano@coltsneck.org .   A few days lead time is usually needed.  Inspection schedule:                                                                                                                              

Building:  Mon – Fri 6:30 – 10 AM                                                                                                                                
Electric:   Mon – Thurs 7 – 10 AM                                                                                                        
Plumbing/Mechanical:   Mon – Thurs 7 – 12 noon                                                                                             
Fire:   Tues & Thurs 12 – 3 PM

The following is a list of required inspections for construction. These inspections are listed in the order that they must be completed. Inspections will vary depending on your project. Please contact the office with any questions.

  • Footing / Rebar Grounding
  • Backfill / Foundation
  • Submit Foundation Location Survey to Building Department
  • Open Deck / Slab Inspection (Basement/Garage/Crawl Space)
  • Underground / Mechanicals
  • Rough Electrical (Including Low Voltage) Rough Fire
  • Rough Plumbing / Mechanical Systems (HVAC)
  • Sheathing (Windows and doors are in before the house is wrapped)
  • Truss
  • Framing*
  • Insulation
  • Final Electric, Plumbing and Fire
  • Final Building
  • Apply for Certificate

*ALL ROUGH INSPECTIONS (INCLUDING MECHANICAL SYSTEMS) NEED TO BE COMPLETED AND APPROVED PRIOR TO SCHEDULING A FRAMING INSPECTION.

ADDITIONAL INSPECTIONS MAY BE REQUIRED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE SUBCODE OFFICIAL.

An Addition or New Home shall not be occupied or used until all final inspections have been completed and a Certificate of Occupancy is issued. (No furniture or other items in the new space).

PERMITS CAN EXPIRE

If construction does not commence within one (1) year 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, or the current minimum fee.


Certificate of Continued Occupancy

Please see the links below for instructions and forms

CCO Guidelines – Instructions

CCO Application

Landlord Certificate of Registration and Water Testing Information

ORD 2019-16 Chapter 93 Certificates of Continued Occupancy 

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