Building Department Important Links
The Division of Codes and Standards establishes and enforces building codes, in partnership with the State's municipalities, to protect the health and safety of New Jersey residents. The Division enforces the Hotel and Multiple Dwelling Law, the Uniform Construction Code implementing the building, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, energy, mechanical, elevator, radon, asbestos, rehabilitation and barrier-free subcodes, and lead hazard abatement; it oversees carnival and amusement ride inspections, LPGas installations, rooming and boarding house licensing, and the State's New Home Warranty program.
The various Division of Codes and Standards programs are based on Code, rooted in Law and implemented through Rule and Regulation.
The Board is responsible for protecting the public's health and safety by determining the qualifications of architects seeking licensure in this State, establishing standards for practice, and disciplining licensees who do not adhere to those requirements.
The board also licenses engineers in training, land surveyors in training and companies offering professional engineering and land surveying services. The Joint Committee of Architects and Engineers reviews complaints specific to the Building Design Services Act. The Home Inspector Advisory Committee , which is under the State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, licenses home inspectors and regulates the home inspection profession.
The International Code Council is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe, sustainable and affordable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.