Welcome to the department of Construction Code. The construction code division is responsible for issuing building, plumbing, electrical and fire protection permits, and inspecting the work for compliance. For the health, safety and welfare to the citizens of Ocean City and summer crowd.
Please either view a selection below or enter search information above. or your convenience, our frequently requested forms are listed below.
|Fire Subcode Technical||Electrical Subcode Technical||Building Subcode Technical|
|Plumbing Subcode Technical||Framing Checklist||Variation Application|
|Construction Permit App F100-1||Construction Permit App F100-2||Application For Certificate.pdf|
|Development Fees Ordinance 06-30||Development Fees Ordinance 06-34||Mechanical Inspection Technical Form|
115 12th Street
Ocean City, NJ
609-525-9179, 609-525-9174 or 609-525-9173
Construction Code team members:
Vince Bekier - Director
Neil Byrne - Construction Official
Mike Koochembere – Building Subcode Official
Harvey Lessig – Building Inspector
William Hoffmann – Electrical Subcode Official
Jim Cotton – Plumbing Subcode Official/Asst. Construction Official
Jay Dilworth – Fire Subcode Official
Sheree Benoit – Technical Asst. to Construction Official
Terri Ney – Technical Asst. to Construction Official
Amber Oser - Clerk
A phone call or email could save you $2000. That’s right just a phone call or an email. Prior to beginning a “simple” home improvement project, a phone call to the Construction Code Office can save you a penalty for performing work without a permit.
Penalties for working without permits are mandatory under the NJ Uniform Construction Code and can be assessed for up to $2000.
How do you get caught? Typically work done without permits comes up during a home inspection or a disclosure prior to a property transaction. The Code Office may also receive a phone call from your neighbor.
Some projects that absolutely do not need a permit are listed below:
Residential floor covering
Replacing a light fixture without installing new wiring.
Replacing a plumbing fixture without installing new piping.
Some projects that absolutely require a permit:
So save yourself a costly penalty and probability of removing the work for inspections and contact us first.
Our office hours are Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm
City of Ocean City Construction Code Enforcement
You can download the forms here (above), pick up the forms in person, or call us and we can mail you the forms.
Permit fees calculated based on the Municipal Fee Ordinance once the permit has been reviewed and approved. Permit fees vary depending on the type of work you’ll be performing. Permit fees are paid by check to City of Ocean City or with VISA, MasterCard or Discover cards.
Fire, electric and plumbing inspections are made daily from 8am until 3pm. Building inspections are done daily 9am to 4pm
Call the Construction Code Office a minimum of two days ahead of the day you’d like the inspection. Be sure to have your construction permit number ready when you call. Inspections will be performed within 3 business days of when it was requested.
Yes, a permit is required.
No, you can choose a contractor from anywhere as long as he/she is properly licensed.
Yes, if you own a single family dwelling and it is owner-occupied. Otherwise, call the office so we can determine if you’re allowed to do the work as an owner.
The codes that are currently adopted by the State of New Jersey.