New Jersey Permit, Building Code & Licensing Information

Division of Codes and Standards
PO Box 800
Contact Person: Edward M. Smith
Phone: (609) 292-7898

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State Licensing No state license is required for general contracting. Licensure is required for plumbing and electrical contractors. New homebuilders must register their business.
State Building Code The State of New Jersey has adopted the 2009 International Building Code (IBC), the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2006 International Fire Code (IFC), the 2009 International Plumbing Code (IPC), the 2009 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), and the 2009 International Energy  Conservation Code (IECC).

The 2009 I‐Codes became effective on September 7, 2010. Permit applicants may choose to comply with the 2006 editions until March 7, 2011.

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