Mon – Fri: 8:30 – 4:00
Closed from 12–1pm

(609) 883-2900 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

Code Enforcement

The Construction Office is now at our new location at 1666 Pennington Road (Ewing Fire Department, Division 30). The entrance to the new office is in the rear of the building.

Hours & Contact

Mailing Address
Construction Office
Township of Ewing
1666 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08618

(P) (609)-883-2900
(F) (609) 406-1384

Hours of Operation
M - F - 8:30am - 4pm
**Closed 12pm - 1pm daily**

SDL Portal


Ewing Township’s SDL Portal is a cloud-based service that provides citizens, contractors and other professionals with ready access to up-to-date Ewing data and services whenever they need it, 24/7. Creation of an account is required to participate.
  • Click here to view the status of your application.  
  • Click here to request an inspection.
  • Click here to file a Code Enforcement complaint

Code Enforcement Information

How Best to Contact Us
Due to the extremely heavy volume, we encourage and request all residents to communicate with this Office in electronic format. This will facilitate the process as Officials/Inspectors are generally out on the road and not available to take requests during that time. Communication with the Construction Office may be done by the following preferred methods:
  1. Our preferred method of requesting all inspections and filing all complaints, etc is to use SDL Online Portal. This will start an electronic paperwork trail. Information on the SDL Portal is available here.  
  2. The next best method of contact for inspection related items, questions for plan reviewers or inspectors is via email. Emails regarding inspections must be sure to include the following information: Permit #, which inspection type you are looking for, 3 dates (no time frame available) you wish to have inspection and the address of the property to be inspected.


The Construction Office administers and enforces New Jersey's official codes to protect the health and safety of Ewing Township residents.   Staff

  • Reviews 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.
  • Inspects all residential, commercial and industrial buildings during the various phases of construction. No work shall begin until a permit – if needed – has been issued.
  • Investigates all buildings and structures which have been damaged to ensure they can be safely occupied.


  • Please use the  SDL Portal to schedule an inspection request.
  • Plans and all supporting documentation released by the construction department must be on site. If the homeowner cannot be home, the released plans can be put in a conspicuous place on site, such as at the front door.

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 to be submitted before work begins.  Description of minor work can be found in N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.17A

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 200ft2 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.

Referenced Codes

The Construction Office administers and enforces the following codes to protect the health and safety of Ewing Township residents. 

NJ Uniform Construction Code (UCC)
The UCC, the state’s approved building, plumbing, electrical and fire sub-codes, are maintained by the NJ Department of Community AffairsDivision of Codes and Standards.  

Fire Prevention
The State Fire Prevention Code, as adopted by the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety.