The Building Department is open from 8:00am - 3:00pm Monday Through Friday
Inspector Office Hours Vary Please See Below
1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735
The Building, Zoning, and Planning Board Offices have returned to Lavallette Municipal Building
Hurricane Sandy Restoration
The Building department is requiring permits for repair work due to hurricane sandy.
All inspections are done through the Lavallette Building Department.
Building Department Inspections Tom Brihn, Construction Official
Glenn Purves, Plumbing Inspector
Douglas Erb, Electrical Inspector
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12:00pm to 3:00pm.
James Terry Moore, Fire Inspector
Office Hours: Wednesday 1pm to 3pm.
Joyce Deutsch - Secretary
Office Hours: Wednesday* and Thursday 9am to 3pm
*On Planning Board meeting dates the secretary will be in at 2:30pm.
More Information and Forms visit the Planning Board Page
- Substantial Damage Form
- Demolition Checklist and Information
- House Elevation Requirements
- More Forms
- UCC-F100 - Construction Permit Application
- UCC-F110 - Building Subcode Technical Section
- UCC-F120 - Electrical Subcode Technical Section
- UCC-F130 - Plumbing Subcode Technical Section
- UCC-F140 - Fire Protection Subcode Technical Section
- UCC-F145 - Mechanical Inspectors Technical Section
- UCC-F150 - Elevator Subcode Technical Section
- UCC-F155 - Elevator Subcode Supplement for Multiple Equipment
Important notice regarding Home Elevation Contractors
Governor Christie signed a law requiring home elevation contractors to register with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. The law defines home elevation as raising an entire residential or non-commercial structure to a higher level above the ground. The law requires that persons who offer to perform, engage in or attempt to engage in the business of home elevations are registered with the Division as home elevation contractors, on and after October 1, 2014, and that the registration is in effect and certified to when applying for a permit to perform a home elevation. More Information
Related: House Elevation Requirements
Repairs to Substantially Damaged Structures
If your home or business incurred damage, the Construction Department will need to determine if your structure has been substantially damaged. Substantially damaged means the cost to make your necessary repairs will meet or exceed 50% of the value of the structure. In Lavallette, we use the assessed value to make that determination.
If you structure is substantially damaged, you may qualify for additional insurance money through the FEMA Increased Cost of Compliance Program (ICC).
A form is attached for your reference and will need to be completed and submitted to the Construction Code Official in order for him to make the determination. Substantial Damage Form
Caution should be exercised when submitting this form. If a determination is made that your property did sustain substantial damage (50% or more) you will be required, along with the other needed repairs, to raise the structure in compliance with the Borough’s flood hazard ordinance.
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Division of Codes and Standards
New Jersey Uniform Construction Code order form through the State of New Jersey
Home Improvement Contractor Registration:
As of January
1, 2006, all home improvement contractors, unless specifically exempted,
must be registered with the State of New Jersey. As defined by
the statute, a home improvement contractor is anyone who engages in
the business of making or selling home improvements including remodeling,
altering, renovating, repairing, restoring, modernizing, moving, and/or
demolishing. Application forms are available either in the Construction
Office or from the State. Please note: The Township is forbidden
by law to issue a construction permit to any home improvement contractor
who is required to be registered and is not registered. For more
information about home improvement contractor registration follow the
Forms, information & current list of Licensed Contractors
Meter Requirements for JCP&L Customers
To safely maintain its facilities, provide reliable service and help obtain accurate meter readings, JCP&L asks that customers provide easy and unobstructed access to its electric meters. To assist with this, JCP&L is offering the following information regarding newly approved meter connection guidelines to customers who are rebuilding or elevating homes located in coastal areas identified as FEMA flood zones:
- Meter heights cannot exceed 60 inches above a horizontal surface. Acceptable surfaces include decks featuring permanent fixed stairs at least 36 inches wide.
- Minimum clearances for the meter socket for overhead and underground construction are 42 inches across, 48 inches in front and 15 inches on each side of the meter socket.
- Decks must be constructed to meet all applicable JCP&L standards, National Electrical Safety Code, National Electric Code (NEC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and local building code requirements.
- JCP&L must review and approve the point of attachment prior to construction, and encourages customers to contact JCP&L prior to submitting plans to builders or municipal authorities.
Safety is a top priority for JCP&L and in order to protect its customers and facilities, the company requests that property owners contact them before any construction that involves utility lines. JCP&L can advise customers early in the process on minimum clearances that are required.
Please see the attached documents for detailed drawings of meter installation requirements and meter landings.