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Residential Construction Document Requirements in New Jersey

Residential Construction Document Requirements in New JerseyConstruction documents comprise of all building plans, specifications, and supporting documents that are utilized during the completion of a construction project. The information and documentation that are required to be submitted to simplify the construction permit application and plan review process for the construction and additions to residential dwellings should comply with the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code (N.J.A.C. 5:23, et seq.). Submittal requirements for new dwellings include information, documentation and plans along with fully completed permit application forms. The submittals required for any residential construction includes:

 

  • Prior Approvals (found in N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.15 (A) 5.)
    • Approval for zoning, planning board, and housing impact fee requirements from the Cherry Hill Township Department of Community Development
    • Approval from the Camden County Department of Health for septic sewer system
    • Demolition work involves an addition to an existing dwelling with a septic sewer system
    • Approval for potable water wells from the Camden County Department of Health
    • Submission of utility release letters, asbestos abatement documentation, and the utility markout number for complete demolition of a building
    • Sewer connection permit from the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority for new dwellings
    • Approval for projects regarding New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regulated “wet lands”
    • An approved set of plans or an exemption letter from the Camden County Soils Conservation District

 

  • Construction Plans (found in N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.15)
    • Three complete copies of the specifications, plans, calculations, and other supporting documents for all subcodes. All the construction documents that are to be submitted must be Signed and sealed (raised seal) by a New Jersey Licensed Architect or Professional Engineer. In case the plans are prepared by the homeowner it must be signed by the homeowner. Plumbing plans, mechanical plans, and electrical plans, can be generated by a New Jersey Licensed Master Plumber, mechanical contractors, and Licensed Electrical Contractor, respectively, as per the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code
    • Builders of a new dwelling must provide their original New Jersey Builder’s 2 of 3 Registration Card with the permit application. A copy of the Builders Registration Card is made by this office and returned
    • Projects requiring Cherry Hill Department of Community Development Approval must submit two copies of the approved site plan that include an approved Grading plan
    • For projects that do not require approval from the Cherry Hill Department of Community Development or do not include an approved grading plan or for any additions that disturb more than 500 square feet of ground, three copies of the grading plan should be submitted
    • Completed building subcode permit application
    • Use Group (R-5), and Construction Classification
    • Construction plans should consist of a scale drawing showing foundation, floor plans, and elevations, comprising structural framing notes for all floors, roofs and ceilings. A cross section through a typical wall showing construction details from the footing to and including the roof framing should also be included. Detailed design of any required fire rated assembly (ceilings, garage walls and dwelling separation walls), two sets of signed and sealed hanger and hardware specs, truss drawings and truss layout drawings, and engineering calculations for engineered wood beams should also be submitted.
  • Electrical Subcode Documents
    • Completed electrical subcode application signed or sealed by a New Jersey Licensed Electrical Contractor or the homeowner
    • Electrical plans indicating lighting, receptacles, smoke detectors, motors and equipment, service entrance locations, size and type (overhead or underground), panel size and location (locating panel in a fire rated wall should be avoided) and number of proposed circuits. A symbol legend should be included
    • The AIC ratings of the new main disconnect should be verified to ensure that it is adequate for the existing or proposed utility transformer
  • Plumbing Subcode Documents
    • Completed plumbing subcode application signed or sealed by a New Jersey Licensed Master Plumber or the home owner
    • Plumbing floor plans
    • Plumbing riser diagrams (Drain, Waste, Vent) and water supply diagrams
    • Gas pipe riser diagrams, including the diameters of the piping, lengths of the Pipe runs and the BTU’s of the gas fired appliances
  • Fire Protection Subcode Documents
    • Completed fire protection application for the smoke detectors and fuel fired appliance that are not connected to the plumbing system
  • Mechanical Subcode Documents
    • Mechanical plans presenting all mechanical and HVAC equipment, location, size, and type of heating unit, distribution method (duct work, etc.,) design rates, safeguards, and location, type and size of the flue(s) The State of New Jersey, as part of the Uniform Construction Code (N-J 5:23-3) has adopted various model codes. Some of the model codes were modified by the State as part of the adoption process. It is significant that the applicants examine these modifications thoroughly to make sure that the plans and construction documents submitted by them comply with the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code. Copies of the Uniform Construction Code, also known as The Blue Book, can be attained from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. The New Jersey Uniform Construction Model codes adopted are listed below:
  • Construction Work in Existing Buildings
    • All plans and documents for work in existing buildings shall be prepared in accordance with the New Jersey Rehabilitation Subcode, (N.J.A.C. 5:23-6.1, et. seq.).
  • Model Code Adoptions

 

Building Subcode International Building Code, New Jersey Edition/2006 (Effective 08-20-2007)
Plumbing Subcode National Standard Plumbing Code/2006 (Effective 08-20-2007)
Electrical Subcode National Electrical Code/2005
Fire Protection Subcode International Building Code, New Jersey Edition/2006 (Effective 08-20-2007) National Electrical Code/2005 International Mechanical Code/2006 (Effective 08-20-2007) International Fuel Gas Code/2006 (Effective 08-20-2007)
Mechanical Subcode International Mechanical Code/2006 (Effective 08-20-2007) International Fuel Gas Code/2006 (Effective 08-20-2007)
Energy Subcode International Energy Conservation Code/2006 (Effective 08-20-2007
ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2004 (Commercial) Accessibility Subcode N.J.A.C. 5:23-7.1 et. seq. ICC/ANSI A117.1, 2003 (Effective 05-07-2007) One and Two-Family Dwelling Subcode International Residential Code, New Jersey Edition/2006 (Effective 08-20-2007)

 

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