Construction Code

OFFICE OF THE CONSTRUCTION CODE OFFICIAL

** COVID 19 PROTOCOLS **

Construction Code has created special protocols while COVID-19 precautions are underway. Please read this document for details about how to proceed with Construction Code issues at this time.
The Office of the Construction Code Official is empowered by the Jersey City Municipal Code to:
  • Administer and enforce the State Uniform Construction Code and conduct the centralized issuance of permits and inspection services.

  • The condemnation of properties in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.3 et seq.

  • Issue permits for alterations, additions, new buildings, and inspections both before and after occupancy is permitted.

  • Conduct ongoing inspections of elevators, swimming pools, backflow preventers.

  • Register non-state licensed contractors.

 

CONSTRUCTION PORTAL

Great news for the Department of Construction - you can now use the  ONLINE CITIZEN PORTAL for filing building permits!
Applications for Building, Plumbing, Fire and Electric can be completed online and submitted to the office to start the process. Those that require licenses in Plumbing and Electrical require submitting hard copies with the official seals to the office. Plan jobs must go through the prior approval process. 

  • Apply
  • Check the status of permits on properties
  • Follow inspection results as they are entered by clicking the watch button on property info window
  • Make Inspection appointments online

You can use the portal for these and more:

  • Tank removal
  • Interior demo
  • Residential furnaces
  • Residential hot water heaters, gas and electric
  • Water services
  • Sewer eervices
  • Electric services
  • Work classified as minor work
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • AC units
  • Chimney Liner with chimney cert and cut sheets
  • Change of contractors

All appointments for Inspections must be made through the SDL Portal.
Click on the SDL Portal Icon. Choose from 3 different dates and the first available date will be given to you.
Please keep in mind that your first choice may not be available. First time users will need to create a username and password.

HOURS OF OPERATION        

Office
Monday -  Friday   9 a.m. to 5 p.m.    

Counter
Monday-Friday 9 am – 3:30 pm,
Limited Service 3:30 to 4:15

*Last customer for full service permitting and pick up admitted at 3 pm.

Department Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547-5055
  • fax(201) 547-5270
  • City Hall Annex
    1 Jackson Square
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

    Raymond Meyer, Construction Code Official

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