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N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.18

To schedule an inspection please call 973-728-2780 during normal business hours.  Call only when work is ready for inspections and give at least 24 hours notice prior to the time inspection is needed. Have the following information ready; Permit #, block and lot, owners name, address and type of inspection.


Inspections are performed on the following days:

Building: Monday – Friday

Plumbing: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Electrical: Monday, Wednesday and Friday    

Fire Protection: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

New Buildings – Additions – Renovations


   Footing- Prior to placing concrete.

   Foundation- Prior to backfilling.

   Slab- Basement slab prior to pouring concrete (Residential construction requires 4” of crushed stone, a 6 mil vapor barrier and one radon vent pipe for every 1500 sq ft of floor area.)
   Modulars- Requires a "Set" inspection after the boxes have been set to check connections and site installed components.

   Framing- After building is framed and sheathed.


  Final- When all work is complete.


   Rough- After plumbing has been roughed, pressure testes are required on all water, drain and gas lines.

   Building sewer- Prior to backfilling.

   Final- When all work is complete.


    Rough- After rough wiring has been installed.

    Service- Prior to electric company hooking up service.

    Final- When all work complete.

Fire Protection

   Rough Fireplace- After hearth and smoke camber have been completed but before any flue tile have been set or after unit and chimney pipe have been installed , for prefab fireplaces, but before anything is covered.

   Final- Smoke detector test.

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