Construction Office FAQ's

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Do I need a permit to install a shed on my yard?

Yes.  The permit application & instructions to place a shed on your property are available on the City’s municipal website under the “Forms” section of the Construction Page.

How do I review the City’s adopted Ordinances?

Click on the “City Codes” link on the homepage of the City’s municipal website.

Do I need a permit to replace siding or roofing on my single family or duplex home?

Effective March 1, 2018 the N.J. Department of Community Affairs no longer requires construction permits for roof or siding replacement for one and two family dwellings except for the replacement with polypropylene siding material.

Once a permit is issued, how do I request an inspection be added to the schedule?

An “Inspection Request Form” is on the City’s municipal website under the “Forms” section of the Construction Page.

What days and times are inspections performed?

Building, plumbing, fire protection & mechanical inspections are performed in the mornings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Electrical inspections are performed Monday through Friday in the morning.  All inspections will be scheduled within 72-hours of the request being received in the office.

What times are contractors allowed to work?

Construction work and demolitions hours are as follows:

  • Off Season:  7am to 8pm, Monday through Friday
  • Summer Season:  8am to 8pm,  Monday through Friday
  • Saturdays, Sundays & Legal Holidays:  9am to 8pm

NOTE: The “Off Season” is from the Tuesday after Labor Day to the Friday prior to Memorial Day; and the “Summer Season” is from the Friday prior to Memorial Day to the Tuesday after Labor Day.

What are the current construction codes that have been adopted by the State of New Jersey?
  • IBC 2018 NJ Edition
  • IRC 2018 NJ Edition
  • National Standard Plumbing Code 2018 NJ Edition
  • National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) 2017
  • International Energy Code (NFPA 70) 2017
  • International Mechanical Code 2018
  • International Fuel Gas Code 2018
  • Rehabilitation Subcode NJUCC Subchapter 6
  • Barrier Free Subcode  ICC/ANSI A117.1  2009
  • Elevator Subcode American Society of Mechanical Engineers ( ASME )
What inspections do I need to sell my property?

A self-inspection must be performed certifying that the smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms and fire extinguishers are placed properly throughout the house, are in working order, and are not expired.  The City Construction Official will go to the property to verify the number of required square inches of flood venting. Both of these forms are on the Construction Office page on the City’s municipal website.

How can I determine if my Elevation Certificate is on file with the Construction Office?

You can refer to the City’s Flood Information Center and Forerunner link on the home page of

Are construction trailers allowed to be on City streets?

Per City Ordinance No. 7-8, construction trailers are only permitted to be on the street from October 15 to April 30. 

General Information
Construction Official, Building Sub-code Official, Zoning Officer & Certified Floodplain Manager
Neil Byrne
Clerk 1, Planning & Zoning Board Secretary
Genell Ferrilli
Clerk Typist
Rose Divney
Technical Assistant
Mariah Rodia
Building Inspector, Plumbing Sub-code Official & Fire Sub-code Official
Jason Dilworth
Electrical Sub-code Official
Bill Hoffman
233 John F. Kennedy Blvd
Sea Isle City,