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There are a variety of times at which you’ll need an inspection. For a complete list, see our Required Inspection Checklist (PDF).
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When your permit application is reviewed, you will be contacted immediately. We work to process all permit applications as promptly as possibly. If you have not been contacted, your permit application is still in the review process.
You can schedule an inspection by calling 973-535-7953 or by stopping by the Livingston Building Department at 357 South Livingston Avenue, 2nd floor, between 7:00 am - 4:00 pm. You must have a valid permit number in order to schedule all inspections.
No. You will need a smoke detector certification, which you can obtain by calling the Livingston Fire Department at 973-992-2373. However, we recommend that you call the Building Department at 973-535-7957 to determine if there are any open permits on your property, which could slow the process of selling your home. Be sure to do this well in advance of your closing date in order to insure receiving the information in time.
No, no permit is needed for replacing only the cabinets. However, if there will be new electric or plumbing, or if any structural changes are being made, a permit is required.
Sink - no; toilet - no; tub - no; as long as they are direct replacements with no change in location.
Otherwise, a permit is required.
Any shed over 200 square feet needs a building permit and zoning approval. Anything 200 square feet or smaller requires only zoning approval.
Yes. A Building Permit is required for any fence going around a swimming pool, spa, or hot tub. The fence must comply with Appendix G (PDF) of the 2006 International Residential Code NJ edition. You can pick up a permit package from the Building Department at 357 S. Livingston Avenue, 2nd floor, or online here.
A Zoning Permit is required for any fence on your property other those listed above. You must comply with Fence Ordinance (PDF) and file for a Residential Zoning Permit (PDF). For more information, please call Cathy Jackson in the Zoning Department at 973-992-1595.