3/25/2020 - NEW STATE GUIDELINES FOR CONSTRUCTION & INSPECTIONS DURING COVID-19
As of March 25, 2020, the NJ Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA) has issued guidelines to all municipal construction code officials in regards to inspections during COVID-19. The guidelines from DCA will be the procedure for inspections in Medford Twp for the time being. These guidelines supersede and make void any previous guidelines released by the Township, and are as follows:
1. All required inspections for new construction and any work on the exterior or outside of any occupied building should be performed as usual.
2. Rough inspections for new additions should be performed, provided no entry to the occupied home or building is required or that appropriate social distancing is in effect.
3. Contractors may report construction activity, such as rough inspections, in existing occupied buildings with photos or other documentation for the time being.
4. Items listed as Minor Work at NJAC 5:23-2.17A require only a final inspection. This includes inspections of replacement items, such as a residential heater, air conditioner and/or water heaters. These inspections may be deferred to a later date. The contractor should report construction activity as indicated in item 3 above.
For a copy of the complete order from the NJDCA, please click HERE.