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The code states that a homeowner may draw their own plans. It is strongly suggested that if a homeowner is unfamiliar with the codes and construction, they have an architect or engineer draw the plans.
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You can view the status of your permit online.
Interior work such as painting, paneling, tiling, replacement fixtures and/or cabinets do not require a permit. Replacing electrical wiring, plumbing, constructing or removing walls does require a permit. Permits are also required for decks, fences, and sheds.
Contact the Construction Department at 732-294-2053. The staff will guide you through the permit process and requirements. If your questions are of a technical nature, you will be asked to speak with the Subcode Officials.
Permits are required to ensure that all work being performed is in compliance with the proper codes, and being constructed in a safe manner.
First you should contact the Construction Department for a list of criteria required for each specific type of work. Once you have all of the information/paperwork required, you can complete a construction permit application. Once this process has been completed, the Construction Staff will review your permit for the proper criteria and process for approvals.
Both basement work and a pool require a construction permit.
A certificate of "approval" is issued on all permits/types of work once all the proper finals have been approved. A "certificate of occupancy" is issued on all new construction.
In the Township certain land uses are allowed in areas where such use is appropriate. Depending on the area and the use, a zoning permit may be necessary. A zoning permit is required for a new business or a business relocating to a new location. This requirement does not apply to a home-based business.
Please contact the Zoning/Planning Department to learn about setback requirements.
The Zoning/Planning Department can help you determine what zone your property is in. A representative can be reached at 732-294-2041.
Contact the Freehold Township Water and Sewer Department at 732-294-2170.
Septic system installation and requirements are handled through the Health Department. They can be reached at 732-294-2060.
Flood plain information is available through the Engineering Department at 732-294-2070.
A permit is kept in the Construction Department archives for the life of the dwelling.
Please make sure that you have all the necessary information available before calling. When you are ready, please call our Inspection line at 732-294-2053 between the hours of 7:30 am and 2:30 pm.