Do I need to submit construction plans with my permits?

Typically, most small residential projects do not require construction plans. However, on larger or more complex projects, or on commercial, institutional, educational, or industrial projects, plans and detailed specifications will be required. Anytime a design professional (Architect or Engineer) is involved in the project, plans will be required. Below are some common projects:



PROJECT
PLANS REQUIRED
Minor Work
NO
Repairs
NO
Renovation
NO
New AdditionYES
Alteration
YES
Reconstruction
YES
Finished BasementYES
DeckYES
In-ground PoolYES

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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?
16. Can a pool barrier fence be shared with my neighbor?
17. How do I save money when filing for construction permits?
18. Who can I contact if I have questions concerning my construction permit?