Construction Office

Community Development
Construction Office
Phone: (856) 461-8667
Fax: (856) 461-1147
srickershauser@delrantownship.org

  • Steve Rickershauser is our Uniform Construction Code Official and head of the Inspection Department.
  • This office issues building permits, sign permits, etc.
  • Office hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday
  • Did you know permits are REQUIRED for ALL alterations, renovations as well as all new construction?
  • Please call (856) 461-8667 BEFORE beginning any interior or exterior work, to find out what type of permits are required.
  • To obtain Uniform Construction Code Forms, click the following link: WWW.STATE.NJ.US/DCA/CODES
  • For a copy of the Zoning Map - click here  

INSPECTION SCHEDULE

BUILDING INSPECTIONS:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7:30AM to 11:00AM
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00PM to 5:00PM

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS:
Monday- Thursday 9:00AM to 2:00PM

PLUMBING & MECHANICAL INSPECTIONS:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7:30AM to 11:00AM
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00PM to 5:00PM

FIRE INSPECTIONS:
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00PM to 5:00PM

To request an inspection:

  • Call us at (856) 461-8667
  • Come to the Delran Municipal Building (Mon-Fri 9:00-5:00)

Please do not leave your inspection requests (dates/time) on our voicemail.  You need to speak with someone in the Community Development Office to confirm your request is scheduled. 


CURRENT CODES ADOPTED BY THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY

  • International Building Code/2015 N.J. Edition; International Residential Code 2015 N.J. Edition
  • Code/2009 N.J. Edition International Mechanical Code/2015
  • International Energy, Conservation Code, 2015 Edition Residential, 2013 Edition Commercial
  • International Fuel Gas Code/2015 Edition
  • National Electrical Code/2014 Edition
  • National Standard Plumbing Code/2015 Edition
  • ICC/ANSI Al17.1-1998 Barrier Free Code 2009
  • All Codes above are amended by the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code on a regular basis

Helpful Links for Code & Forms:
www.state.nj.us/dca/codes
www.energycodes.gov


REMINDERS:

Final inspections are important for a few different reasons., Once a permit is taken out for a project a paper trail is started and when final inspections are not called for this creates stagnant paperwork, which clogs up filing cabinets and wastes township time trying to clean these files up. 

Another reason is the failure to obtain your final inspection and receive your certificate may be a possible loophole for insurance carriers not to cover a claim (i.e. pools). Lastly, failure to call for a final inspection according to State statutes could result in a Notice of Violation and/or monetary penalties.


N.J.A.C. STATE LAW
13:45A-16.2

Final Inspections are required before final payment is made to contractor.

Time Frames for plan review:
Initial Plan Review Submittal………..20 business days.
Re-submittal of Plan Review………...7 business days.
(please note, these are State regulated time frames.)


Minimum Code:
Please remember the codes that are enforced by our department are a minimum standard code set by the State of New Jersey. As far as the Quality of workmanship performed, this department, by law cannot comment on the Quality of workmanship by a contractor, this means the quality of workmanship desired would be the responsibility of the homeowner. The code simply states the work shall be performed in a workmanlike manner and meet these minimum standards.

  

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