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  • 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 James Scott, III x7611
Building Sub Code Official James Scott, III x7611
Inspector Jason Gorski x7017
Electrical Sub Code Official Mike Stallone x7673
Fire Sub Code Official Jack Daniels x7678
Fire Protection Inspector Ernest Doggett x7659
Plumbing Sub Code Official Jack Grove x7672
Elevator Sub Code Official Joe Castellon, EIC Inspection Agency

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.

Code Books

BUILDING SUBCODE (NJAC 5:23-3.14)                                                           September 21st, 2015

International Building Code/2015, NJ ed (IBC w/ NJ edits from 3.14) 
   *Corrected pages (NJ errata)
   *Corrected sections (ICC errata)
Other referenced I-Codes (IFC/2015; ISPSC/2015; etc.)
Other referenced ICC Standards (ICC/ANSI A117.1-2009; ICC 300-2012; etc.)
PLUMBING SUBCODE (NJAC 5:23-3.15)                                                           January 4th, 2016

National Standard Plumbing Code/2015
ELECTRICAL SUBCODE (NJAC 5:23-3.16)                                                       September 21st, 2015                                                                                                                                             
National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)/2014
(link provides access to all NFPA standards)
ENERGY SUBCODE (NJAC 5:23-3.18)                                                                 September 21st, 2015

International Energy Conservation Code/2015 (Low-Rise Residential)
ASHRAE 90.1-2013 (Commercial & all other Residential)

MECHANICAL SUBCODE (NJAC 5:23-3.20)                                                       September 21st, 2015

International Mechanical Code/2015
ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLING SUBCODE (NJAC 5:23-3.21)                     September 21st, 2015
International Residential Code/2015, NJ ed (IRC w/ NJ edits from 3.21)
   *Corrected pages (NJ errata)
   *Corrected sections (ICC errata)
Other referenced I-Codes (ISPSC/2015; etc.)
FUEL GAS SUBCODE  (NJAC 5:23-3.22)                                                       September 21st, 2015
International Fuel Gas Code/2015
REHABILITATION SUBCODE  (NJAC 5:23-6)                             Updated as Necessary
NJUCC, Subchapter 6
BARRIER FREE SUBCODE (Chapter 11 of IBC/2015 & NJAC 5:23-7
ICC/ANSI A117.1-2009                                                        September 21st, 2015
ELEVATOR SUBCODE (NJAC 5:23-12)                      September 21st, 2015
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)   

To purchase, please contact:
•  International Codes -- International Code Council
(888) 422-7233
•  National Standard Plumbing Code -- National Assoc. of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors
(800) 533-7694 or in NJ at (800) 652-7422 or (609) 987-0500
•  National Electrical Code -- National Fire Protection Assoc.
(617) 770-3000
•  ASHRAE 90.1 -- American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.
(800) 527-4723
•  Rehabilitation Subcode -- State of NJ, Dept of Community Affairs, Div of Codes and Standards
(609) 984-0040
•  Barrier Free Subcode -- State of NJ, Dept of Community Affairs, Div of Codes and Standards
(609) 984-0040
•  ICC/ANSI A117.1 -- International Code Council
(888) 422-7233
•  Elevator Subcode -- State of NJ, Dept of Community Affairs, Div of Codes and Standards
(609) 984-0040
•  ASME -- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
(800) 843-2763

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.

Installation Procedure for Irrigation / Well Meters

Ewing residents have an option to install an irrigation (2nd) meter for measuring the water usage for maintaining the lawns, plants, swimming pool, etc. The residents who have a well on their property also have the option to install a meter for actual sewer usage.


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

Lisa Litz, Secretary
p: (609) 883-2900 x7677

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 
Th-F: 7:00am - 3:00pm 
 Sat: 7:00am - 2:30pm
(closed for the month of January 2018)

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 Public Schools 
2099 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08618
P: (609) 538-9800
F: (609) 538-0041

Weather Central 
Courtesy of PHVFC

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