COVID-19: New Guidelines Issued for Construction

The Department of Community Affairs has issued new guidelines as it pertains to the construction industry’s concerns about the interruption of plan review and inspection responsibilities, State and local, due to COVID 19.
Pursuant to Executive Orders 107 and 108, at this time, local enforcing agencies cannot restrict code officials from performing their obligations under the Uniform Construction Code, N.J.A.C. 5:23.
The memo below provides information on:
Guidance for construction offices:
  • Pertaining to prioritizing necessary inspections for the health and welfare of the public.
  • The Department of Consumer Affairs offers advisement on required inspections, rough inspections and final inspections.
Guidance for construction offices that had to close:
  • Dealing with permits that were issues prior to closure.
  • Certificate of Continued Occupancy inspections
Please click here for the full document from the NJ Department of Community Affairs

Click here for information on an emergency adoption of a temporary rule relaxation of the regulatory provisions concerning Minor work (N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.17A), Inspections (N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.18), and Certificate requirements (N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.23).

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