About the Construction/Code Administration Division
The Division of Code Administration serves to ensure proper implementation of the state-mandated Uniform Construction Code, which helps guarantee safe structures for all building construction, renovation, alteration, or demolition. Also responsible for the Safe Homes program and property maintenance, Code Administration protects against residential code violations that can potentially endanger lives.
It is recommended that you have your permit paperwork and permit number(s) / update number(s) available when booking by phone or online.
Once your inspection is confirmed, someone 18 years of age or older must be present during the inspection time window listed below:
Building: 8am - 1pm
Plumbing: 8am - 12pm
Electrical: 8am - 12pm
Fire: 8am - 2pm (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
When scheduling, please include ALL related updates to your permit for ALL subcodes.
Not sure what technical sections and back-up documentation is needed for your construction project or if zoning review/prior approval is required? The Permit Submittal Chart lists some of the common projects and what paperwork is needed for a complete application.
PLEASE NOTE: Not all construction projects requiring a permit/supplemental documentation are listed on the chart (e.g. fences, alarms, additions, etc.). Please call the Construction Office at (908) 273-6408 to confirm what paperwork is needed for a complete application based on your project type.
Have you submitted a construction permit application and have questions about next steps? Download the Construction Permit Submittal FAQ to find out about the application review process, how to follow-up on the status of your application approval and more.
Land Survey FAQ
In the simplest terms, a land survey is a graphic depiction of a property, much like a map, outlining its legal boundaries and other features. Most construction permits involving exterior work require a land surveys "to scale". To learn more about land surveys to scale CLICK HERE.
Zoning Certificates of Occupancy
Zoning Certificates of Occupancy (ZCOs) are required to be obtained by the Development Regulations Zoning Ordinance for the sale or rental, or for change of occupant or occupancy type for all buildings or for individual units within buildings. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Spatial Data Logic Permit Portal
With the use of the SDL Portal, you can review permits information and history related to your property and beyond.
Log In any time for the status of a permit
Set-up automated notifications on status changes to a permit/request
Locate city-wide or specific property information
Utilizing the features is easy. Simply create an account and start enjoying the many conveniences the SDL portal has to offer.
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Construction Permit Tips Video
Summit has created a video to help you successfully complete the permit application process. CLICK HERE or the image to view the video tutorial.
The safe homes program ensures proper adherence to acceptable code and zoning ordinances. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Green Development Questionnaire
The Summit Environmental Commission is creating a database of green practices that residents and developers are employing in their projects in order to better understand and promote practices that save money, protect natural resources, and increase efficiency of both municipal and private projects. Your input is valuable! We would appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to complete this questionnaire. CLICK HERE to take the questionnaire.