Welcome to the Township of Marlboro, New Jersey
Township of Marlboro, New Jersey
















  

  

Town Hall
1979 Township Drive
Marlboro, NJ 07746
732-536-0200

 

Construction Division

The Construction Division of the Marlboro Township Community Development Department is responsible for enforcing housing codes which were established to ensure the proper maintenance and utilization of existing buildings and properties in Marlboro Township. The Construction Division is also 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 (commercial, industrial, and residential) adhere to minimum standards of workmanship and safety.  Construction Division inspectors review structural construction, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and electrical work prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy to ensure compliance with IBC 2006 NJ Edition and IRC 2006 NJ edition, National Electric Code (NEC 2005), National Standard Plumbing 2006, State Uniform Construction Code.  State inspectors are used to perform elevator inspections.

Effective January 1, 2006 all home improvement contractors must be registered with the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs. They will have to produce a registration card from the State before any permits can be issued. This is, of course, a benefit to the homeowners. For more information call Consumer Affairs at: 1-888-656-6225

 

General Building Information

If you are building, remodeling, or adding onto your house or business, it must be done in accordance with the State Uniform Construction Code and generally requires a building permit.  Visit or call (732-536-0200, Ext. 1800) the Construction Division during the planning stages of your project, well before you begin construction, to make sure that you are proceeding according to Code and do not need to appear before the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment . An early visit will eliminate unnecessary delays in completing your project. For example, if you are creating a non-conforming use you will be required to apply for a variance from the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

You may need to survey your lot and provide copies of your plans to the Construction Division, especially if it is a large project. All completed construction permit applications must include a copy of the proposal for the project.  When your plans are complete, the appropriate inspector will examine them and may ask for changes to comply with the Code.  These changes may involve such things as using different building materials or using different building methods.

Construction Permit Application Process

The first step in obtaining a construction permit is to pick up a permit package from the Construction Division. The permit package will be customized based on the type of construction that you plan on performing. Be sure to completely fill out the supplied forms and adhere to the application requirements set forth below. Submit the permit package and all required documentation along with the appropriate zoning fee payment to the Zoning Division Office.

Your application will be checked for zoning compliance and use then reviewed by the Engineering Division with regard to their regulations.  When approved by the Zoning Officer, the permit package will be forwarded to the Construction Division who will call the homeowner or contractor when the permit is ready to be picked up.  Once you have met the requirement for a building permit and paid the applicable fee, the construction permit is issued and construction can begin.  During construction, you will receive routine on-site inspections to ensure your project is progressing in a safe and reliable manner.  A final inspection is required when the job is complete.  If the project is completed in accordance with the Code, the Construction Official will issue a Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Approval.

General Guide as to Which Permits are Needed for Home Improvement/Home Construction Work.

"Why is it necessary to get a permit to work in my own home?"

Permit Application Requirements - All Permits

  1. Completed Application
  2. Two surveys of the property (not enlarged or reduced) with the proposed construction drawn in to scale and dimensioned.  The survey must have the following certification written upon it and signed and dated by the property owner: "I hereby certify that this is a true and exact representation of my property as it exists today".
  3. Detailed drawing of the proposed construction. (2 Copies)
  4. Copy of estimate or list of materials and total cost.
  5. Payment of building permit application fee. The fee is for the zoning permit. The building fee is required after the permit is approved.
  6. Signed and notarized * Application for Zoning Approval Form.
  7. A letter from the property owner authorizing agent to act on his or her behalf if required (if builder/contractor is acting on behalf of the property owner).
* Note: The Township provides Notary Public Services.

There are additional permit application requirements for:

Pool Permits
Heating/AC System Permits
Residential Interior Alterations Permits
Commercial Interior Alterations Permits
Residential Additions Permits
Commercial Additions Permits
New Single Family Dwelling Permits

Pool Permits Additional Application Requirements
  1. Sealed pool specifications (in ground pools only).
  2. Pool brochure (above ground pool only).
  3. Pool grading plan.
  4. Electrical wiring and gas piping diagrams.
  5. Pool certification, which must be notarized stating that you will not use the pool until all final inspections are performed by the Construction Division.
Heating/AC System Permits Additional Application Requirements
  1. Brochure on heating or AC unit
  2. Diagram of electrical wiring or gas piping.
  3. Indication of where unit will be installed (e.g., attic, basement utility room, etc).
  4. Completed chimney certification form (new heating units).
Residential Interior Alterations Permits Additional Application Requirements
  1. Detailed plans of project signed and sealed by licensed architect or engineer.  Homeowner is permitted to draw and sign his/her own plans. All plans submitted must have two copies.
  2. Electrical wiring and gas piping diagrams (if included in the work).
Commercial Interior Alterations Permits Additional Application Requirements
  1. Detailed plans of project signed and sealed by licensed architect or engineer. All plans submitted must have two copies.
  2. Electrical wiring and gas piping diagrams (if included in the work).
  3. Health Department approval prior to the permit application approval (for food establishments only)
  4. A Zoning Approval Application must be filed with the Zoning Division Office at the time of permit application for approval of use.
Residential Additions Permits Additional Application Requirements
  1. Detailed plans of project signed and sealed by licensed architect or engineer.   Homeowner is permitted to draw and sign his/her own plans. All plans submitted must have two copies.
  2. Electrical wiring and gas piping diagrams.
  3. Health Department approval for any kitchen, bathroom or bedroom additions on a house with septic system.
  4. Affidavit stating addition will be used for family space and not for rental to the public for additions indicating additional living space, such as bedroom, kitchen and bath.
Commercial Additions Permits Additional Application Requirements
  1. Prior Planning Board / Zoning Board approval All plans submitted must have two copies.
  2. Detailed plans of project signed and sealed by licensed architect or engineer.
  3. Health Department approval prior to the permit application approval (for food establishments only)
  4. Electrical wiring and gas piping diagrams.
  5. Mount Laurel contribution may be required.   Applicant will be advised on an individual basis of this requirement.
New Single Family Dwelling Permits Additional Application Requirements
  1. Prior Planning Board / Zoning Board approval
  2. Two sets of plans signed and sealed by licensed architect or engineer.
  3. Plans must contain a radon mitigation system.
  4. If well and septic system is to be installed, application must be submitted to the Health Department at the time of permit submission.
  5. Proof of payment of Developer's fee prior to issuance of building permit.
  6. Two surveys of property.
  7. Shade Tree Commission tree removal permit
  8. Mount Laurel contribution - worksheet will be forwarded to the Township Tax Assessor for calculation.   Fifty percent (50%) payment will be required prior to permit issuance, and fifty percent payment prior to the Certificate of Occupancy issuance.
  9. Zoning Approval Permit Application must be submitted to the Zoning Division .
  10. Payment of permit application fee.