To schedule an inspection, please call 973-948-3520 x201 and leave a message requesting an inspection. Please provide the permit number, location and type of inspection needed. Please see below the list of inspectors and the approximate hours of inspections. When calling for an inspection, please note 24 hour notice is required.
Tuesday after 2:00 pm
Thursday after 2:00 pm
am - 10:30 am
Tuesday and Thursday
between 11 am - 2 pm
Tuesday and Thursday
Between 1 pm and 4 pm
Zoning permits and construction permits are required for any new construction, additions, renovations, and decks. Carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers are required on all new construction, renovations and the resale of homes.
John deJager, Construction Official
The Sandyston Township Construction Office has many open permits prior to 2008. If you have an outstanding permit, we ask that you call the building department and schedule an inspection or advise as to the status of the open permit. These permits do require closure and are subject to penalties if final inspections are not made.
A Note From The Construction Official
Sheds under 600 sq. ft. (10 feet or less in height) of light construction (frame) do require a building permit. Footings are optional, but the shed must sit on a bed of 4" crushed stone.
CERTIFICATE OF CONTINUED OCCUPANCY
Prior to selling a home or changing of tenants, a Certificate of Occupancy Inspection must be performed. This inspection is required by Sandyston Township and is done to make sure that the smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order. A new law also requires a fire extinguisher be installed in the kitchen. The fee for the inspection is $35 and this fee must be paid prior to the inspection. Please see the link below to download a copy of the application or call Betsy Pinzone at 973-948-3520 extension 201 to have the form faxed or mailed to you.
Sheds under 100 sq. ft. do not require a building permit.
Sheds over 600 sq. ft. require a building permit and the shed must be anchored to the ground with footings that extend below the frost line.
HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTORS
Are you wondering what to do with that old underground oil tank/gas tank? This work will require a building permit. Keep in mind you have two options with the old tank. You can abandon the tank in place or you can remove the tank from the property. To abandon the tank in place, you would need to cut the tank open, clean it out and have it inspected. Once you pass inspection, you may fill the tank with sand. If you want to remove the tank, you must pull the tank from the ground and have it inspected. Once you pass inspection you
may disgard the tank. If there is any perforation or sign of leakage in either case, the DEP will be notified. New regulations prohibit the homeowner from removing oil tanks (as of 2010).
You must hire a licensed professional to do the abandon or removal. The tank removal/abandonment will require a building permit. If you plan on installing a new above ground tank, you will need a plumbing and fire permit.
We receive a lot of questions regarding sheds. A
zoning permit is always required for sheds because
you are changing the footprint of your property.
Please see below for other pertinent information:
Contact the Building Inspector
John deJager, the Construction Official, is in the office during the following hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
You may reach John by calling 973-948-3520 x201 during these hours or feel free to leave a message and he will return your call when he is in the office.