Construction Code

UPDATE: Based upon the Governor’s Executive Order No 122, issued on 4/8/2020, construction work is now strictly limited. To continue essential and non-essential construction allowed, you will need to review and complete the appropriate form. All completed forms must be emailed to the Construction Code Official, Raymond Meyer at raymondm@jcnj.org. No work can commence without the form being approved by the Construction Code Official.
ESSENTIAL CONSTRUCTION REQUEST FORM      NON-ESSENTIAL CONSTRUCTION REQUEST FORM

OFFICE OF THE CONSTRUCTION CODE OFFICIAL

***COVID-19 UPDATE***
Construction Code has created special protocols while COVID-19 precautions are underway. Please read this document for details about how to proceed with Construction Code issues at this time.


The Office of the Construction Code Official is empowered by the 
Jersey City Municipal Code to:

  • Administer and enforce the State Uniform Construction Code and conduct the centralized issuance of permits and inspection services.

  • The condemnation of properties in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.3 et seq.

  • Issue permits for alterations, additions, new buildings, and inspections both before and after occupancy is permitted.

  • Conduct ongoing inspections of elevators, swimming pools, backflow preventers.

  • Register non-state licensed contractors.

 

CONSTRUCTION PORTAL

Great news for the Department of Construction - We now offer an online citizen portal. What does this mean? Construction Permits:

  • Can check the status of permits on properties
  • Follow inspection results as they are entered by clicking the watch button on property info window
  • Make Inspection appointments online.

All appointments for Inspections must be made through the SDL Portal.
Click on the SDL Portal Icon. Choose from 3 different dates and the first available date will be given to you.
Please keep in mind that your first choice may not be available. First time users will need to create a username and password.

HOURS OF OPERATION        

Office
Monday -  Friday   9 a.m. to 5 p.m.    

Counter
Monday-Friday 9 am – 3:30 pm,
Limited Service 3:30 to 4:15

*Last customer for full service permitting and pick up admitted at 3 pm.

Department Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547-5055
  • fax(201) 547-5270
  • City Hall Annex
    1 Jackson Square
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

    Raymond Meyer, Construction Code Official

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