It is the goal of the South Orange Building Department to ensure that all construction is code compliant for the safety and welfare of the township’s residents and visitors.
Some of the department’s responsibilities include the issuing of all construction permits for Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire applications and performing the required inspections for code compliance and then issuing the proper certificate once the project has been completed.
The South Orange Building Department is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.The department is responsible for ensuring that all construction work in the Township complies with the requirements of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code and all Township Ordinances.
Uniform Construction Code
The Uniform Construction Code is administrated by the Construction Official, and includes the Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Subcode Officials and Inspectors, which serve to enforce the various codes adopted by the Uniform Construction Code. Construction permits are required for most projects in strict accordance with the requirements of the State of New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, N.J.A.C. 5:23.
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