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Construction Permit No Longer Required for Roofing & Siding Jobs on One & Two Family Dwellings

The NJ Department of Community Affairs has reclassified roofing or siding jobs on one and two-family dwellings as minor work and ordinary maintenance, and now includes them on its list of home improvement jobs that no longer are subject to inspection. As such, it is no longer necessary to secure a construction permit to perform the work. The new rules took effect on Monday March 6, 2018.

This change will save contractors the time it takes to go to apply for such permits, which should save homeowners the cost - - depending on the size of the siding or roofing job that could be between $200 and $500.

Contractors can concentrate on doing their jobs, instead of having to go to town hall to buy a permit, and then wait for inspections of the work.

Other tasks that no longer require a permit are installing alarm systems, outdoor irrigation, chimney lining, indoor sheetrock and drywall, and the replacement of indoor plumbing fixtures.

More information about these new regulations can be found at this link:


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