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Code Enforcement

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Responsibilities

  • Review all applications and plans submitted for new construction and / or alterations in accordance with the Uniform Construction Code and its adoption of various codes related to building, electrical, elevator, fire, HVAC and plumbing.
  • Inspect all residential, commercial and industrial buildings during the various phases of construction. No work shall begin until a permit – if needed – has been issued.
  • Investigate all buildings and structures which have been damaged to ensure they can be safely occupied.

Local Contractor License

All commercial contractors working in the Township of Ewing are required to hold a Ewing Township Contractor’s License [renewed annually] as well as an NJ State Contractor’s License. Residential contractors need only an NJ State Home Improvement License.

Staff

Construction Official/Building Subcode James Scott, III x7611
Fire Official/Fire Marshall James Hall x7179
Electrical Subcode
Electrical Inspector
Michael Stallone
Robert Griffin
x7673
x7673
Plumbing Subcode Jack Grove x7672
Fire Subcode Jack Daniels x7678
Building Inspector Jason Gorski x7017
Housing Inspector Tom Leese x7671
Housing Inspector Ken Bradley x7668
Code Enforcement Anthony Messina x7645
Code Enforcement Bill Marchalewicz x7670
Fire Inspector
Fire Inspector
James Jones
Mike Oakley
x7669
x7669
Zoning Officer/ETRA Chuck Latini x7648
Elevator Sub Code Official Joe Castellon, EIC Inspection Agency
Office supervisor & Fire Secretary Lisa Litz x7677
Construction Secretary Imelda Wollert x7675
Housing secretary (CO & Rental) Amy Mostrangeli x7676
Zoning & Planning Secretary Karen Bruccoleri x7018
   

Code books that are used

  1. NJ Uniform Construction Code
  2. International Building Code NJ Edition 2009
  3. International Residential Building Code NJ edition 2009
  4. 2009 National Plumbing Code
  5. 2009 National Mechanical Code
  6. 2009 International Fire Code
  7. 2011 National Electrical Code
  8. 2009 National Fuel Gas Code

Required Permits

Emergency Work can start immediately once our office has been notified. The property owner has 72 hours to submit the appropriate permit requests[s]. Valid emergencies include roof leaks, heater repairs / replacements and other conditions which may affect the safety of the occupant[s].

Minor Work permits are required before work begins. Minor work includes 25% or less of existing roof or siding being replaced, complete replacement of plumbing fixtures, replacement of electrical system[s] and / or panel boxes, installation of fire alarms or suppression systems and low-voltage communication systems.

Regular Work permits are required before work begins. Regular permits cover work such as construction of new buildings, additions, renovations involving more than 25% of existing roofing or siding, decks, pools and storage sheds of 100ft2 or more.

Permits are not required for day-to-day repairs and / or improvements including painting, window and door replacement using new material of the same dimensions and carpet installations.

Required Plans

Residential drawings can be done by the homeowner if the unit is a single family dwelling and the homeowner resides at the location of the proposed construction. The plans must be submitted in duplicate, accompanied by the appropriate technical applications, and are subject to the approval of the code official.

Commercial drawings must be completed by an NJ-licensed architect or engineer and submitted in duplicate with the appropriate technical applications. Commercial applicants are also required to submit final “as builts” in digital form on a CD.

Subdivisions:

Department Head
James Scott, III
p: (609) 883-2900 x7677
f: (609) 406-1384

Mailing Address
Construction Office
Township of Ewing
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

Hours of Operation
M, T, Th, F - 8:30am - 4pm
**Closed Wednesdays**



 

Municipal Building:
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

(609) 883-2900
M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Senior & Community Center:
999 Lower Ferry Road
Ewing, NJ 08628
(609) 883-1776
M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Jack Stephan Way (Brush Drop-off):
M-F: 7:30am - 2:30pm
Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm

Scotch Road (Public Works):
Bulk and Electronic Items
M-F: 7:00am - 2:30pm
Sat: 7:00am - 2:30pm

Ewing Animal Shelter
4 Jake Garzio Drive
(609) 771-8076

Ewing Police
2 Jake Garzio Drive
(609) 882-1313

Ewing Branch Library
61 Scotch Road
(609) 882-3130

Rental Property Concern Hotline:
(609) 323-1177

Ewing Environmental Commission
www.ewingec.org

Weather Central
Courtesy of PHVFC
phvfc.org/Weather.htm


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