Beverly City Construction Office
446 Broad Street
Beverly, NJ 08010
Phone: (609) 747-4076
Fax: (609) 387-3558
|Cedric Minter||Construction Code/Building Subcode Official|
|Barry Stewart||Plumbing/Mechanical Subcode Official|
|Blaise LaFrance||Electrical Subcode Official|
|Ryan Hofmann||Fire Subcode Official|
Construction Inspections Update:
The City of Beverly Construction Office recently amended our inspection process to better serve our residents and their contractors. All construction inspection requests are now to be made via email for proper attention and tracking.
Please email inspection requests to:
You will receive a response via email, either confirming the requested inspection or to make alternate arrangements due to availability. If you do not receive a response within three business day, please contact the Construction Office at (609) 747 4076 to ensure receipt of the email.
Inspection days :
Building Subcode: Mon, Wed, Fri 11:30AM – 3:30PM
Electrical Subcode: Tuesdays 2:30PM – 5:00PM
Fire Subcode: Schedule varies per week
Plumbing/Mechanical Subcode: Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00AM – 1:00PM
You must provide the following information to schedule an inspection. This information is needed for every inspection request…
Type of Inspection: please be specific. ex: Building can be framing, insulation, footing, final, etc.
Phone Number :
Additional Information : ex: Lock Box #
If any of this information is missing your inspection will not be scheduled
Important Things to Know:
- Inspections made through the Construction Office are for new construction and renovation only.
- Emergency inspections will be performed on an as-needed basis. Call the Construction office at (609) 747 4076 when the work is completed OR email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Inspection requests will not be taken via phone and must be emailed. This is to ensure a proper record of all requests.
- An inspection cannot be scheduled without a permit number. Please include a permit number and address with EVERY inspection request.
Municipal Construction Permits WILL NOT be issued without proof of NJ State Registration from any contractor working on your home. Applications packets are available at: Beverly City Construction Office, or by calling Consumer Affairs at 1-888-656-6225 or online at: https://newjersey.mylicense.com/verification/
Home improvements include but not limited to: the construction, installation, replacement of swimming pools, additions, fences, porches, windows, doors, kitchens, bathrooms, garages, finished basements, basement waterproofing, fire protection devices, security protection devices, central heating and air conditioning equipment, water softeners, heaters, and purifiers, solar heating or water systems, insulation installation, and roofing and siding. Always call the Construction Department prior to starting your project to see if a permit is required.
A Construction Permit, which may include a Building, Electrical, Fire and/or Plumbing Sub-Code technical section, is required to do any of the following as listed below.
The following is a general guide – each job may have different requirements and may need more than is listed below
Construction permit applications for projects which change the footprint of the building, lot coverage, use of the space, etc. may also require a Zoning approval. An application for Zoning can be obtained from the City Construction Office.
For Construction Forms, please visit: http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/codes/resources/constructionpermitforms.html
|Additions: All||New Buildings: All|
|Air Conditioning: Electric & Plumbing||Plumbing Work: Plumbing|
Fire/Smoke/Carbon Monoxide: Electric & Fire
|*Pool (including soft-sided): Building, Electric, Plumbing, Fire (for heater)|
|Alterations: Residential/Commercial – All||Porch: Building|
|Asbestos Removal: Building||Radon: Building & Electric|
Building, Electric, Fire & Plumbing
Direct replacement and/or
any piping changes – Plumbing
(Need licensed plumbing contractor or Home Owner)
|Car Port: Building (others as needed)||Satellite Dish:
(Over 24″ Diameter) – Building
|Chimney Reline: Building||Shed:
(Over 100 sq. ft or over 10′ high) – Building
|Deck: Building||Siding: Building|
|Demolition: Building||Signs: Building & Electric|
(Adding, Enlarging or Eliminating) – Building
|Spa/Hot Tub: Building & Electric|
|Electric Work: Landscape Lighting, All Voltages||Sprinkler: Fire|
|Elevator: Elevator (State)||Steps: Building|
if – (Around a pool, over 6′ or Commercial) – Building
|Woodburning Stove: Building & Fire|
Building, Fire, Plumbing & Chimney Certification
(Installation, Abandonment or Removal)
Building & Fire
|Garage: Building (Others as needed)||Telephone/Comm. Points/Voice Data/Computer Wiring: Electric|
|Gazebo: Building||Tenant Fit Out: All|
Electric (if fuel fired equip. does not need licensed electrician)
Fire & Plumbing
|Hood: Fire & Electric||Temporary Mobile Home: All|
|Lawn Sprinkler: Electric, Plumbing & Copy of D.E.P. Landscape Irrigation License||Water Heater: Plumbing|
|Moving a structure: Building & all utility sign-offs as for demo
(Also would require footing/foundation application for setting the structure in new location)
(Adding, enlarging, or eliminating) – Building
*Pool Regulations: The State of New Jersey now requires a permit and fence protection for any pool installed that is 24 inches or deeper, regardless of overall size or square footage. Please be advised that swimming pools are not to be used until all final inspections have been completed. The final building and electric must be approved for your protection.
Obligations During Construction:
- Any work which does not conform to the approved plans will require re inspection. If the work continues without resolving the problem, the applicant will be fined and the job stopped.
- Applicants are required to post the Permit prominently on the site and to keep a copy of the approved Plans at the site.
- When the project is completed, the applicant must call for Final Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Inspections prior to occupying.
State law mandates that the Construction Official issue a fine to any person who performs work without a Permit if the construction is of a nature which requires a Permit.
What happens after the permit is issued?
Periodically, inspections will be required. In the case of some work such as roofing or siding, there will only be a final inspection needed. All inspection requests will require at least 24 hours notice prior to the date your inspection is needed. Once the work has been completed and final inspection has been approved, a Certificate of Approval or Certificate of Occupancy, depending on the type of work done, will be issued. The Construction Office will not send a copy of the Certificate unless you request one. A copy will be kept on file with the Building Permit.