Homeowner or Contractor...who should actually submit the construction permit application?

The individual doing the work should be the person completing and submitting the Construction Permit Application. REGARDLESS OF WHICH SCENARIO BELOW APPLIES, THE HOMEOWNER SHOULD NEVER REPRESENT THEY ARE DOING WORK THAT A CONTRACTOR IS DOING. See IMPORTANT NOTICE ON HOMEOWNERS COMPLETING THEIR OWN PERMITS. There are generally three scenarios:

  • Scenario 1: Homeowner hires a contractor to do the work. In this case, the Contractor is responsible to complete, sign, and submit the Construction Permit Application Jacket and all the all the Subcode Technical Sections.
  • Scenario 2: Homeowner is doing all the work: In this case, the Homeowner should complete, sign, and submit the Construction Permit Application Jacket and all the all the Subcode Technical Sections.
  • Scenario 3: Homeowner is acting as a "General Contractor" and is hiring "Sub Contractors" (electrician, plumber, carpenter, etc) to do the work. In this case the Homeowner should complete and sign the Construction Permit Application Jacket in the top section of the form while each Sub Contractor complete and sign their respective Subcode Technical Section. Once complete, either party could deliver the Application in one package, along with any plans, if required. NOTE: See Instructions for completing Permit Folder Jacket (F-100)

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1. Homeowner or Contractor...who should actually submit the construction permit application?
2. What construction permits do I need to submit?
3. What is the difference between a mechanical permit and a plumbing permit?
4. Do I need to submit construction plans with my permits?
5. Is an Architect required to draft construction plans and specifications?
6. Can I draft my own plans as a Homeowner?
7. Can my contractor draft their own plans?
8. What is required to be included in construction plans for a Single Family home?
9. How can I access New Jersey‘s construction codes?
10. Can I do my own work if I own the home?
11. When do I need a construction permit?
12. Do I need to wait to have a permit issued to start emergency work?
13. How long does it take to obtain a construction permit?
14. Is there any guidance on documents needed to obtain Construction Permits or final Certificates?
15. What construction inspections are required?
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17. How do I save money when filing for construction permits?
18. Who can I contact if I have questions concerning my construction permit?