Building Department FAQs
Depending on the type of permit there is a fee schedule for each type of work. The fee schedule is schedule can be found on the Borough website under the Borough Code Book chapter entitled “fees”.
- Noncommercial or nonindustrial power tools and landscaping and yard maintenance equipment shall not be operated between the hours of 8:00 A.M. All motorized equipment used in these activities shall be operated with a muffler.
- Commercial or industrial power tools, landscaping, and yard maintenance equipment, excluding emergency work, shall not be operated on a residential property or within 250 feet of a residential property line when operated on commercial or industrial property between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. on weekdays, or between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 9:00 A.M on weekends or Federal Holidays.
- All motorized equipment used in these activities shall be operated with a muffler.
- Construction and demolition activity, excluding emergency work, shall not be performed between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M on weekdays, or between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 9:00 A.M. on weekends and federal holidays. All motorized equipment used in construction and demolition activity shall be operated with a muffler.
Besides the permit application a clear description of the work being performed either in writing or by drawn plans with any equipment cut sheets that are necessary.
If the owner occupies, they can draw the plans otherwise only a New Jersey Architect can submit Two Signed and Sealed Sets of Plans.
The energy report is usually prepared by a licensed professional.
lso a copy of a survey may have been included with your closing paperwork when your home or property was last sold or maybe with your insurance or mortgage documents.
A permit may expire if under the UCC inspections have not been called for.
You may check your flood zone on the FEMA website:
However, the website is only an estimate of the flood zone, the actual flood zone determination must be confirmed by the Township Engineer.
The Township of South River does require a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) for the resale of a property.
You do not have to bring it up to the present code. It was deemed in compliance with the Code in effect at the time of CO. Ask the inspector to name chapter and verse of the non-compliant issues.
No. Unfortunately, due to the volume of inspections, and not being able to predict the complexity of each inspection, we cannot guarantee a specific time.
Yes. As long as they are the standard New Jersey State forms. The links for the forms can be found through the Division of Codes and Standards website.