Construction and Inspections

The Medford Township Construction Department is responsible for ensuring that all construction work in the Township complies with the requirements of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code. The Department consists of clerical staff and licensed inspectors to perform the duties of the office. 

Contractors working on residential construction projects are required to be registered with the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs.  A valid Home Improvement Contractors Registration issued by this Division is required to be submitted with every permit application. For more information and the application, please click here for the NJ Consumer Affairs website.

CERTIFICATES OF OCCUPANCY/CLOSING REQUIREMENTS

Please note that the Construction Office conducts housing inspections only for complaints.  To obtain a Certificate of Occupancy for a residential resale and/or rental unit*, please contact the Fire Department. For those units with public water and/or sewer, please contact the Utility Billing office for final meter readings and sewer inspections. (*All rental units must be duly registered with the Municipal Clerk's Office)  

The Burlington County Health Department is responsible for the administration, permitting and inspections of all wells and septic systems.  They can be contacted at 609-265-5515 or at 15 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton, NJ  08060.

A residential smoke detector, CO Detector, and Fire Extinguisher inspection is performed in conjunction with a CCO (Certificate of Continued Occupancy) inspection. Operating smoke detectors must be installed on every level of a dwelling (basements included) and are required to be within 10' of any sleeping areas. Original systems installed within a home at the time of construction must be maintained--interconnected systems cannot be replaced with stand alone battery operated detectors.

Homeowners are required to install a carbon monoxide detector as per manufacturer installation instructions. A minimum of one (1) must be installed in the vicinity of sleeping areas.  If bedrooms exist on more than one level, additional CO detectors are required to protect each area. Please leave instructional manuals for the next owner. 

All residential dwellings must have a fire extinguisher rated for residential use.  It must be a 2A-10BC type and weigh no more than 10 pounds.  It is suggested that the extinguisher be placed in a kitchen cabinet under the sink or mounted withing ten feet of the kitchen area. 

Commercial property owners are advised to contact the Construction Code Official for Certificate of Occupancy requirements specific to their place of business. 

ONLINE CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FORMS: 

The Construction Office must utilize State of New Jersey Uniform Construction Code forms.   Click HERE to be connected to the State's UCC website, which has each of the forms listed below available as a PDF download.   

To check which forms may be required for your permit, please refer to our  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT CHECK LIST.  

**UCC-F100  -Construction Permit Application--Required for ALL permits

Note: We have linked to each form individually for your convenience, however we suggest that you check to insure it is the most current version.  Also, when submitting these forms to the Construction Office, please provide one original form only.

**UCC-F100 -Construction Permit Application--Required for ALL permits  
UCC-F110  -Building Subcode Technical Section
UCC-F120  -Electrical Subcode Technical Section 
UCC-F130  -Plumbing Subcode Technical Section 
UCC-F140  -Fire Protection Subcode Technical Section 
UCC-F145  -Mechanical Inspectors Technical Section 
UCC-F150  -Elevator Subcode Technical Section 
UCC-F155  -Elevator Subcode Supplement for Multiple Equipment 
UCC-F270 -Application for Certificate 
UCC-F370 -Chimney Verification for Replacement of Fuel-Fired Equipment 
UCC-F390  -Framing Checklist

The Construction Code Official and Inspectors are available on weekday mornings between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. for consultations. Inspections are scheduled between the hours of 8:30 am and 2:00 pm. 

On-site Inspections are scheduled as follows:

Building & Plumbing:     8:30 am - 1:30 pm daily

Electrical:     8:30 am - 12:00 noon Monday thru Thursday

Fire:     8:30 am - 12:00 noon on Tuesdays & Thursdays

**PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TOWNSHIP INSPECTORS CARRY PHOTO IDENTIFICATION**

 

Additional Links

Contact Information

Construction, Building & Plumbing Subcode Official
Rich Falasco (ext 340)
Email: rfalasco

Fire Subcode Official: 
Tom LaRosa

Fire Inspector: Tom LaRosa

Electrical Subcode Official:
Brian Hacking (ext. 320)
Email: bhacking

Zoning Official: 
Beth Portocalis (ext 324)
Email: bportocalis

Administrative Assistant
Patricia Rackison (ext. 317)             
Email: prackison

17 North Main Street
Medford, NJ 08055

Phone: (609) 654-2608
Fax: (609) 953-7720

Hours of Operation (Support Staff):
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Municipal Center Address: 17 North Main Street, Medford, NJ 08055
  • Phone: (609) 654-2608
  • Fax: (609) 953-4087
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30pm