Mon - Fri: 8:30 - 4:30
(609) 883-2900 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

Code Enforcement

Hours & Contact

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**

Staff Contacts

Construction Official
Jack Daniels
p: (609) 883-2900 X7678 
f: 609-406-1384

Assistant Construction Official
Mike Stallone
p: (609) 883-2900 x7673

Administrative Assistant
Lisa Litz,
(609) 883-2900 x7677

Lookup Permits

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.

SDL Online Permit Portal

To facilitate the permit process the Code Enforcement Office has transitioned to Ewing's SDL Online Portal and we encourage applicants to use it also.  With the use of the Portal, there is no longer a need to travel to the municipal building, or make phone calls to department offices. Instead, you can find resources you need online.   

  • Click here to view detailed instructions for use. (printable copy)  
  • Click here to view the status of your application.  
  • Click here to request an inspection.
  • Click here to file a Code Enforcement complaint

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.

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 Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards.  

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

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.

Ask us about Senior Discounts for Ewing Township issued Construction Permits
If you are 62 or older you are entitled to a 50% discount on your construction permit!

Requirements

  • You must own and live at the property. Proof of residency and age such as a driver’s license is required. (NO PO Boxes)
  • All discounts need to requested prior to the issuance of the permit. No discounts will be given once the permit has been issued and paid for!!!
Discounts apply to Ewing Township issued permits only.  Mercer County or State of NJ required permits are not eligible for this discount. 

For more information call 609-883-2900 X7677

Paper Applications & Forms

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

Hollowbrook Community Center
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Ewing, NJ  08638
(609)  883-1199
M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Scotch Road (Public Works) 
Bulk and Electronic Items 
Th-F: 7:00am - 3:00pm 
 Sat: 7:00am - 2:30pm

Jack Stephan Way (Brush Drop-off) 
M-Sat: 7:30am - 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 Public Schools
2099 Pennington Road

Ewing, NJ 08618
P: (609) 538-9800
F: (609) 538-0041

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