The primary responsibility of the building department is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of New Jersey’s citizens. To accomplish this, construction and subcode officials review construction permit applications to ensure that building plans and specifications conform to the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code (NJUCC); inspectors perform field inspections for construction projects to ensure the construction is in accordance with the NJUCC.
The Building department issues permits to construct, enlarge, alter, renovate, remove or repair a structure.
Although all permit applications do not require prior approval, there are several prior approvals for applications that may be required before a permit can be issued; in some cases, an application will not be reviewed until certain prior approvals have been granted. The most common are Zoning, Flood Plain Management, and Engineering.
The primary responsibility of code enforcement professionals is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Borough residents and visitors. To accomplish this, code enforcement officials and inspectors perform field inspections to ensure that properties are maintained in accordance with the Property Maintenance Code (PMC) adopted by the Borough.
The primary purpose of the Zoning Department is to administer and enforce the Zoning Regulations of the Borough. The Department guides public and private development through planning & development policies and reviews standards in order to create and maintain a balanced community.
In general, the following projects require zoning approval, this list is not all inclusive:
To construct, enlarge, increase the intensity of use or change the use of a structure or property. Installation of Signs, A/C platforms, generators, sheds and fences.
Follow the link below to see if you are in a FLOOD ZONE and what the PRELIMINARY BASE FLOOD ELEVATION is. After following that link, enter YOUR ADDRESS to obtain the information.
This is the BASE FLOOD ELEVATION (BFE), the DESIGN FLOOD ELEVATION (DFE) is ONE FOOT HIGHER and is what ALL BUILDING CODES refer to.
The maps have been adopted by the State of New Jersey. These are used for all construction (additions, renovations, new construction, etc.) – but NOT for FLOOD INSURANCE at this time.
To see whether you are in a FLOOD ZONE and what your PRELIMINARY BASE FLOOD ELEVATION is, click here: FEMA Flood Maps
Code Enforcement Official
732-269-3166, ext. 120
732-269-3166, ext. 129
Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
801 Ocean Gate Ave
Ocean Gate, NJ 08740
732-269-3166 Ext. 129
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