New Jersey Building Code

New Jersey Building Code, Permit and Licensing Information

Updated: May 24, 2024

New Jersey Building Code Agency:

Bureau of Code Services
State Building Official
Edward Smith, Director, Codes & Standards Division,
Department of Community Affairs
101 South Broad Street
PO Box 802
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 292-7899
Email: [email protected]

What New Jersey Building Code and Editions Are Adopted?

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE

New Jersey enforces the Uniform Construction Code, which mandates everything from local building code adoption to licensing requirements. Electrical inspectors are required to take electrical certification examinations through the licensing program within the UCC

New Jerseys Uniform Construction Code (UCC) adopts codes by regulation. The codes are administered by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Division of Codes & Standards. They are uniform statewide and local jurisdictions are not permitted to amend.

Please review the information found here for code adoption information:

Additional Building Codes by State

State Website
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 Licensing Division
State Fire Marshall
State Environmental Permit
New Jersey Building Code by County
New Jersey Construction Code by County

Additional Building Codes by State

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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