Eatontown Borough | 47 Broad Street Eatontown, NJ 07724 | (732) 389-7600

Building Dept

Who is responsible for obtaining the permit me or my contractor?

Who is responsible for obtaining the permit me or my contractor? You, as the property owner, are responsible for all things related to your property. Some contractors will, as a service, secure the permit for you. But you must ensure that the contractor does this prior to […]

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Do you accept cash as payment?

Yes we accept credit cards, exact cash, checks or money orders made payable to the Borough of Eatontown.

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What forms do I need for my permit?

What forms do I need for my permit? The proper technical ¬†form (building, electric, plumbing or fire), Two (2) complete set of plans, a copy of your survey (in some instances) and a folder will need to be filled out when you drop off your permit paperwork. […]

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What are the permit fees for when I already pay my taxes?

As required by state law, the Construction Inspection Department shall be self-sufficient. When State legislators enacted the Uniform Construction Code in 1977, they felt that they wanted only those who use the process to pay for the process and not to further burden the taxpayers who don’t […]

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Do I need an architects plans?

Not always, some small projects where you are doing the work on your own in a home which is your primary residence, such as a deck, can be drawn by yourself. However, the drawings must be detailed.

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Can I do my own work?

For most work, yes. In the house you live in and own, you may perform your own work in all four trades (building, electric, plumbing, fire). You must personally perform the work (not a brother, friend, etc.) Falsification of legal documents subjects you to penalties up to […]

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Do I need my permit number when calling for an inspection request?

Yes our database requires a permit number to access your file.

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Can I schedule a specific time for an inspection?

Unfortunately no. We will usually inspect Building & Fire between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm. Please call for the hours of the Electrical & Plumbing inspectors. There is no feasible way to narrow down a specific time.

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Do I need a permit to replace my water heater?

Yes, a permit is required to replace your water heater or furnace/boiler. These appliances are probably the most dangerous things in your home.

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Does my contractor need a license/registration to work on my house?

Yes. Effective January 1, 2006 all home improvement contractors must be registered with the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs. They will have to produce a registration card from the State before any permits can be issued. This is, of course, a benefit to the homeowners. For more […]

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