Do I need to wait to have a permit issued to start emergency work?

Emergency work, such as water heater or furnace replacement, can be performed without first obtaining a Construction Permit. However, you must contact the Building Department by emailing Technical Assistant Carolyn Eckart or calling 732-946-2820 extension 1305 to leave a message. Please provide your name, address, and a contact number. A Construction Permit Application must be submitted within 72 hours. However, all other work under the jurisdiction of the Building Department requires a construction permit and all appropriate prior approvals before any work may start. PERFORMING CONSTRUCTION, OTHER THAN EMERGENCY WORK, MINOR WORK, OR ORDINARY MAINTENANCE, WITHOUT PERMITS, WILL SUBJECT THE OWNER AND THE CONTRACTOR TO SIGNIFICANT PENALTIES . Minor Work requires notice to the Building Department and the filing of a Construction Permit within five (5) business day of the notice.

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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?