Minor Work


Minor work shall mean and include:

  • The construction or total replacement of any porch or stoop which does not provide structural support for any roof or portion of a building and no larger than existing.
  • Renovation or alteration work in an existing one or two-family dwelling, provided that no primary structural members, such as beams, columns, foundations, or load bearing walls are altered in any way, and further provided that the work does not constitute reconstruction.
  • The removal and replacement of no more than 25 percent of the exterior siding or roofing of a one or two-family dwelling.


Minor work shall also mean and include:

  • The replacement of any existing plumbing piping work with new and approved material of like capacity;
  • The installation of drinking fountains and condensate drains in existing structures; the replacement of existing low pressure hot water heaters with new ones of like capacity;
  • The new installation of lavatories, water closets, tubs, showers, washers or dishwashers, and garbage disposers in existing space of one and two-family dwellings where the new installation of additional fixtures can be accommodated with no increase in the size of the water distribution system, water service or house drain;


Minor work shall also mean and include:

  • New electrical work incidental to the installation of air conditioning, equipment, clothes dryers, and ranges or ovens in one and two-family dwellings;
  • The installation of five or less 110 or 220 volt receptacles or fixtures where existing circuits and/or available space circuits and service are adequate to support the load;
  • The replacement of existing wiring with new wiring of the same capacity provided that the new wiring shall be of a type approved for the use by the code;


Minor work shall also mean and include the following:

  • The installation of any fire detection or suppression device in any one-or two family dwelling.


The installation of a radon mitigation system in an existing one-or two-family dwelling;

  • The installation of a burglar alarm or security system in any structure;
  • The installation of communications wiring in any Class 1 or Class 2 structure or any Class 3 structure involving the penetration of a fire-resistance rated assembly.
  • For the purposes of applying this provision, communications wiring shall mean any wiring covered by Chapter 8 of the electrical subcode. Communications wiring shall also include data circuits between computers/information technology equipment, which may be classified as "communications circuits," in accordance with Article 725 of the electrical subcode;
  • Minor work shall not include lead abatement.
  • Municipal Center Address: 49 Union Street, Medford, NJ 08055-2432
  • Phone: (609) 654-2608
  • Fax: (609) 953-4087
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30pm