3135 Route 206 S, Suite 1
Columbus, NJ 08022
Phone: 609.298.0542 ext. #1013
|Jeffrey K. Jones||Construction Code Official|
|Reta Varga||Technical Assistant|
|Jeffrey K. Jones||Building Inspector|
|Allen G. Rowles||Electrical Inspectors (P/T)|
|Mark Cannavo||Plumbing Inspector (P/T)|
|Doug Borgstrom||Fire Inspector (P/T)|
|Ryan E. Donnelly||Fire Inspector P/T|
Attention Mansfield Township Residents
This office performs all duties and responsibilities as required by the Uniform Construction Code, the International Construction Code, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, and laws pursuant to the New Jersey uniform Construction Code. This office follows the requirements under the DCA and Mansfield codes.
Municipal Construction Permits WILL NOT be issued without proof of registration from any contractor working on your home. Application packets are available at: Mansfield Township Construction Office, or by calling Consumer Affairs at 1-888-656-6225 Or Online at: http://www.nj.gov/oag/ca/contractors/
Home improvements include the construction, installation, replacement, or repair of residential driveways, sidewalks, swimming pools, terraces, patios, additions, landscaping, fences, porches, windows, doors, cabinets, kitchens, bathrooms, garages, finished basements, basement waterproofing, fire protection devices, security protection devices, central heating and air conditioning equipment, water softeners, heaters, and purifiers, solar heating or water systems, insulation installation, roofing and siding, wall-to-wall carpeting or attached or inlaid floor coverings, and more.
When is a Permit needed?
A Construction Permit, which may include a Building, Electrical, Fire and/or Plumbing sub-code technical section, is required to do any of the following:
All construction, including but not limited to:
(The following is a general guide – each job may have different requirements and may need more than is listed below)
Construction permit applications for projects which change the footprint of the building, lot coverage, use of the space, etc. may also require a Zoning approval.
|Additions: All||New Buildings: All|
|Air Conditioning: Electric & Plumbing||Plumbing Work: Plumbing|
|AlarmsBurglar: ElectricFire/Smoke/Carbon Monoxide: Electric & Fire||Pool: Building, Electric, Plumbing, Fire(for heater)|
|Alterations: Residential/Commercial – All||Porch: Building|
|Asbsetos Removal: Building||Radon: Building & Electric|
|Basement Refinishing/Remodeling:Building, Electric, Fire & Plumbing||Ramp: Building|
|Bathroom Fixtures:Direct replacement and/or
any piping changes – Plumbing(Need licensed plumbing contractor or Home Owner)
|Car Port: Building (others as needed)||Satellite Dish:(Over 24″ Diameter) – Building|
|Chimney Reline: Fire||Shed:(Over 100 sq. ft or over 10′ high) – Building|
|Deck: Building||Siding: Building|
|Demolition: Building||Signs: Building & Electric|
|Doors:(Adding, Enlarging or Eliminating) – Building||Spa/Hot Tub: Building & Electric|
|Electric Work: Landscape Lighting, All Voltages||Sprinkler: Fire|
|Elevator: Elevator||Steps: Building|
if – (Around a pool, over 6′ or
Commercial – Building, zoning permit is required for all fences)
|Woodburning Stove: Building & Fire|
|Fireplace:Building, Fire, Plumbing & Chimney Certification||Tank:(Installation, Abandonment or Removal)Building & Fire|
|Garage: Building (Others as needed)||Telephone/Comm. Points/Voice Data/Computer Wiring: Electric|
|Gazebo: Building||Tenant Fit Out: All|
|Heating/Vent/HVAC:Electric(if fuel fired equip. does not need licensed electrician)Fire & Plumbing||Trailer/Construction/Building/Sales: All|
|Hood: Fire & Electric||Temporary Mobile Home: All|
|Lawn Sprinkler: Electric, Plumbing & Copy of D.E.P. Landscape Irrigation License||Water Heater: Plumbing|
|Moving a structure: Building & all utility sign-offs as for demo(Also would require footing/foundation application for setting the structure in new location)||Windows:(Adding, enlarging, or eliminating) – Building|
Obligations During Construction:
- Any work which does not conform to the approved plans will require re-inspection. If the work continues without resolving the problem, the applicant will be fined and the job stopped.
- Applicants are required to post the permit prominently on the site and to keep a copy of the approved plans at the site.
- When the project is completed, the applicant must call for final building, electrical, plumbing, and fire inspections prior to occupying.
State law mandates that the Construction Official issue a fine to any person who performs work without a permit if the construction is of a nature which requires a permit.
Construction Code Official – Jeffrey K. Jones
Posted on September 5th, 2017 Edit
The DEP Radon Program can provide a list of certified companies that provide testing services or do-it-yourself test kits. Residents can contact the Program at 1-800-648-0394 or http://www.njradon.org Radon kits can also be obtained from many hardware stores such as a Lowes and/or Home Depot.