The Construction Department, commonly known as the Building Department, enforces the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code in Wall Township. Robert Torrance, Construction Official, directs the office, assisted by Mary Helfrich, Teri Fitzgerald and Casie Nickl. The office oversees all construction, alteration, renovation, rehabilitation, maintenance, occupancy and use of buildings and structures.
Construction Permit Process
After plans are approved by the Land Use Office, an applicant can apply for construction permits. Applications are available at the office and online by clicking on the Forms & Applications tab in the upper left corner of this page. Generally homeowners can draw their own plans and complete their own work on their own home. All other construction, other than minor work, require plans prepared and sealed by a licensed architect or engineer.
Plans are then reviewed by the 4 Subcode officials. Reviews may take up to 20 business days. Bill Fisher, Building Official, reviews plans for structural design and handicap access. John Rowe, reviews plans for fire safety elements. Electrical work is reviewed by Mark Hyer. John Quigley reviews plumbing systems and Robert Torrance completes the process.
After fees are paid, the permit is issued. Construction can be completed by the homeowner or licensed contractor.
Please call 732-449-8444 ext. 2225 to schedule inpections.
Inspections are conducted by the Subcode Officials: John Quigley, Bill Fisher, John Rowe, and Mark Hyer; and inspector Ted Bianchi. Generally, the building inspectors conduct inspections of footings, foundation, sheathing, framing, insulation, and final inspections.
A certificate is issued for occupancy or approval at the completion of all final inspections.
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