Construction

3135 Route 206 S, Suite 1
Columbus, NJ 08022
Phone: 609.298.0542 ext. #1013
Fax: 609.298.4095

Inspectors Position
Jeffrey K. Jones Construction Code Official
Reta Varga Technical Assistant
Jeffrey K. Jones Building Inspector
Domenick Valeri Building Inspector (P/T)
Jim Kohl 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.

Click Here to download Permit, Forms and Applications. 

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)
Roof: Building
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
Fence:
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