Building & Fire – Mike O'Hagan
Electrical – Donald McBride
Plumbing – Tom McGonigle
Certified Technical Assistant – Serena Vetri
52:27D-120, PURPOSE - It is the intent and purpose of this act:
A. To encourage innovation and economy in construction and to provide
requirements for construction and construction materials consistent
with nationally recognized standards.
B. To formulate such requirements, to the extent practicable, in
terms of performance objectives, so as to make adequate performance
for the use intended as the test of acceptability.
C. To permit to the fullest extent feasible the use of modern technical
methods, devices and improvements, including pre-manufactured systems,
consistent with reasonable requirements for the health, safety, and
welfare of occupants or users of buildings and structures.
D. To eliminate restrictive, obsolete, conflicting and unnecessary
construction regulations that tend to unnecessarily increase construction
costs or retard the use of new materials, products or methods of
construction, or provide preferential treatment to types of classes
of materials or products or methods of construction.
E. To insure adequate maintenance of buildings and structures throughout
the State and to adequately protect the health, safety and welfare
of the people.
F. To eliminate unnecessary duplication of effort and fees in the
review of construction plans and the inspection of construction.
DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONS -
PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Applications and forms for all proposed work must be filled out
completely unless specifically waived by Sub-code Official (building,
plumbing, electrical and mechanical contractors names, addresses
and license numbers must be included).
Two complete sets with each sheet sealed by New Jersey licensed
Architects. Homeowner may draw his own plans for his private residence, which
must be for his own use and occupancy, provided he does the construction and
providing he signs the necessary affidavit and provided, in the opinion of
the Construction Official and Sub-code Official, the plans are legible and
Show all existing and proposed construction (distance from all lot lines, square
feet of construction and lot, and drawn from a boundary line survey).
Front, rear and two sides (include sizes and dimensions of chimneys, roof,
soffit and craw space ventilation, grades, porches and steps, gutters and
leaders, window and door headers).
Show room sizes and uses, direction of floor joist, window and door location,
beam size and locations, smoke detector location.
Show size and location of footings, foundation walls, girder sizes, double
joists and header locations.
Full cross section of each type construction listing all materials, sizes and
spacing, insulation and R value, height measurement from ground to floor,
to ceiling and to roof, and pitch of roof.
Window schedules, door schedules, stair details and fireplace details.
Show make, model, size, eer, corp. rating and location of unit, size, location,
material, material thickness of all supply and return ducts.
Show types and location of fixtures, pipe sizes, isometrics, vents and stack
method, sewage disposal and size of system (if septic).
Show location of all lighting, receptacles, service location, breaker sizes,
ADDITIONS AND ALTERATIONS
The existing floor plan and construction must be shown separately as well as
the proposed addition and alterations.
Certificate of Continuing Occupancy
(1) No person, company, partnership, firm or corporation shall occupy,
prepare for occupancy or otherwise intend to occupy property in the
City of Absecon City until a Certificate of Continuing Occupancy
(CCO) has been issued certifying and stating that said property is
in compliance with the 1990 Edition of the BOCA Property Maintenance
(2) No building or structure in the City of Absecon City in which
there is a change in owner, tenant or occupant shall be occupied
until a Certificate of Continuing Occupancy (CCO) has been obtained.
(3) No building or structure in the City of Absecon City which has
been vacated shall be reoccupied until a Certificate of Continuing
Occupancy (CCO) has been obtained.
(4) The provisions of this section
shall not be applicable to individual guest rooms or suites or
residential hotels or motels, as identified in the BOCA National
Building Coe for Residential Use Group R-1
(An application for the CCO shall be obtained for each separate
residential unit or commercial tenant space upon each change in owner,
tenant or occupant.)
Commercial $60.00 / Residential $35.00 per unit /
Hotels $50.00 +$10.00 per unit (Max. $250.00)
(No Mercantile License shall be issued until the CCO is obtained.)