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The Town of Boonton Construction office is responsible for issuing all construction permits in accordance with the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code. The process of obtaining permits, approvals and variances can involve several different departments and may seem overwhelming at first glance. We’ve attempted to simplify our explanation by providing you with answers to frequently asked questions located at the bottom of this page.

The department administers and enforces the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code. The department consists of a licensed Construction Official, Building, Plumbing, Electric and Fire Sub-Code Officials

The Construction Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. YOU MUST CALL the office secretary at 402-9410 ext. 630 to set up any inspection. MINIMUM 24-HOUR NOTICE REQUIRED. Your permit number is required for all inspection requests.


TOWN OF BOONTON CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT OFFICE STAFF 

Russ Heiney - CONSTRUCTION/BUILDING SUB-CODE OFFICIAL 
Harold Endean - ELECTRICAL SUB-CODE OFFICIAL 
Craig Smith - PLUMBING SUB-CODE OFFICIAL 
Keith Lynch - FIRE SUB-CODE OFFICIAL 
Sal Marino - FIRE OFFICIAL 
Marianne Marcello - SECRETARY 

INSPECTION SCHEDULE 

BUILDING INSPECTIONS - Tuesday & Thursday between 7:00 am and 11:00 am
ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS -Tuesday & Thursday between 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm
PLUMBING INSPECTIONS -Tuesday & Thursday between 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm
FIRE INSPECTIONS - Tuesday & Thursday between 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm


Permit Application Forms

For your convenience in submitting permit application(s), we have made the most commonly requested forms available here for download. For a complete list, visit the Department of Community Affairs website . These fillable forms may be filled out on your computer, saved to your hard drive and/or printed out.

UCC-F170 Construction Permit 

This form needs to be submitted with each permit application. It should describe the type of work you are planning to do, provide the work site and contractor information, and the estimated cost of work.

UCC-F100 Construction Permit Application 

This application form needs to accompany the subcode technical sections. Please be sure the certification in lieu of oath is signed.

UCC-F110 Building Subcode Technical Section 

This form is to be used for roofing, siding and decks, interior and exterior construction.

UCC-F120 Electrical Subcode Technical Section 

This form should be used for all electrical work related to a project. A licensed electrician must sign and seal the application unless the work is being completed by the homeowners in an owner occupied single family dwelling.

UCC-F130 Plumbing Subcode Technical Section 

This form should be used for all plumbing work related to a project. A licensed plumber must sign and seal the application unless the work is being completed by the homeowners in an owner occupied single family dwelling.

UCC-F140 Fire Protection Subcode Technical Section 

This form is required for any fire protection work being performed. Please be sure the certification in lieu of oath (Section C) is signed.

UCC-F370 Chimney Verification for Replacement of Fuel-Fired Equipment 

This form needs to be completed for any replacement or newly installed furnaces, boilers, fireplaces, water heaters or chimney liners. If a new chimney liner is being installed, please also provide the specifications on the liner.

UCC-F390 Framing Checklist 

This form is required for any new building construction or  additions. Builder checks boxes marked “B” and the responsible person in charge of work signs and dates. This form is to be presented to the building inspector when the framing inspection is scheduled.


 

Zoning & Permit Requirements

Not sure what permits and approvals will be required for your particular project? We have put together a chart which indicates zoning and permit requirements for many of the activities a homeowner may contemplate undertaking on his/her residence. View our zoning & permit requirements table below.  You may also click for information on basements, decks and additions.

Activity

Zoning Approval?

Construction Permit?

Additions

Yes

Yes

Air conditioner (central): install or replace

Yes

Yes

Asbestos abatement

No

Yes

Basement: refinishing/remodeling

Yes

Yes

Bathroom fixtures: direct replacement

                                piping changes                                                                                 

No

No

No

Yes

Boiler: replace

No

Yes

Burglar alarm: install

No

Yes

Carpeting

No

No

Chimney: repairs

No

Yes

Commercial signs (exterior)

Yes

Yes

Deck: add or replace

Yes

Yes

Demolition

Yes

Yes

Dishwasher: install

No

Yes

Door (exterior): replace existing with same size and type

No

No

Door (exterior): adding, enlarging or eliminating

No

Yes

Driveway: repair or repave

Yes

No

Duct work: install new

No

Yes

Duct work: repair or replace

No

No

Electrical: any modifications or improvements

No

Yes

Fence - add or replace

Yes

Yes

Fence: repair

No

No

Fireplace: add

Yes

Yes

Furnace: replace

No

Yes

Generator (stand-alone)

Yes

Yes

Gutters: replace or repair

No

No

Landscaping work

No

No

Lawn sprinkler

No

Yes

Lead paint abatement

No

Yes

Ordinary repairs

No

No

Outdoor kitchen

Yes

Yes

Painting (exterior or interior)

No

No

Patio – Brick/Pavers

Yes

No

Plumbing: any modifications or improvements

Yes

Yes

Remodeling or alterations (interior)

Yes

Yes

Retaining walls – over 4’ in height

Yes

Yes

Roof: repairs involving less than 25% of existing roof

No

No

Roof: replace

No

Yes

Roof top unit

No

Yes

Satellite dish

No

Yes

Septic system: construct or abandon

No

Yes

Sewer system: connect to the public system

No

Yes

Shed or other utility building: construct

Yes

Yes

Siding: add or replace

No

Yes

Smoke detectors: add

No

Yes

Solar panels

No

Yes

Spa/hot tub

Yes

Yes

Storm windows/doors

No

No

Stove: replace electric with gas

No

Yes

Swimming pool: add or replace

Yes

Yes

Tennis court: installation

Yes

Yes

Underground fuel or septic tank: remove

No

Yes

Water heater: replace

No

Yes

Wall repairs: remove & replace sheet rock or plaster

No

Yes

Windows: replace existing with same size and type

No

No

Windows: adding, enlarging, or eliminating

No

Yes

 

 

 

 


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May 21, 2017, 10:53 AM
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