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|Plumbing Subcode||Al Rileyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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|Elevator Subcode||Ricardo Datts|
|Electrical Subcode||William Fisherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Technical Subcode||Rebecca Keaneemail@example.com|
|Office Staff||Wendy Flitefirstname.lastname@example.org|
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Construction Permits - when required?
(a) It shall be unlawful to construct, enlarge, alter or demolish a structure, or change the occupancy of a building or structure requiring greater strength, exit way or sanitary provisions, or to change a different use group, or to install or alter any equipment for which provision is made or the installation of which is regulated by this chapter, or to undertake a project involving lead abatement in accordance with 5:17, without first filing an application with the construction official or the appropriate sub code official where the construction involves only one trade or in writing and obtaining the required permit therefor.
(b) The following are exceptions from (a) above:
What are Ordinary Repairs?
NJAC 5:23 - 9.3
Interpretation - Ordinary Repairs
(a) The following items are ordinary repairs and shall be treated as such by every enforcing agency. No permits for, inspections of, or notice to the enforcing agency of ordinary repairs shall be required. This is not an all-inclusive listing of ordinary repairs.
1. Ordinary building repairs include:
i. Exterior and interior painting;
ii. Installation, repair or replacement of any interior finishes of less than 25% of the wall area in any given room, in a one- or two-family dwelling. This shall include plastering and drywall installation.
(1) Vinyl wall covering of any amount is an ordinary repair.
(2) Paneling shall not be considered an ordinary repair.
iii. Wall papering at any location;
iv. The replacement of glass in any window or door. However, the replacement glass shall be of a type and quality that complies with the minimum requirements of the code;
v. The installation or replacement of any window or door, including garage doors, in the same opening without altering the dimensions or framing of the original opening. This shall include storm windows and storm doors. "(Any new window or door shall be of the same type and operation as the existing window or door and conform to the requirements of the code regarding means of egress and emergency escape)" "The installation and replacement of means of egress and emergency escape windows and doors may be made in the same opening without altering the dimensions or framing of the original opening, and shall not reduce the required height, width or net clear opening of the previous window or door assembly.";
vi. The repair of any nonstructural member such as a "(railing)" "partition railing or kitchen cabinet";
vii. The repair or replacement of any interior or exterior trim, decoration or moldings;
viii. The replacement or installation of any flooring material, except carpeting, with a new material. However, installation of carpeting in one- and two-family dwellings will be permitted under ordinary repairs.
ix. The repair of existing roofing material not exceeding 25% of the total roof area within any period.
x. The repair of existing siding with like material not exceeding 25% of the total building exterior wall area within any period.
xi. The repair or replacement of any part of a porch or stoop which does not structurally support a roof above.
xii. The replacement or installation of screens.
xiii. The replacement of any roll or batt insulation when installed adjacent to or not more than one and a half inches from an interior finish, and;
xiv. Replacement of exterior rain water gutters and leaders.
2. Ordinary plumbing repairs include:
i. Replacement of hose bib valves in single-family dwellings. Replacement hose bib valves shall be provided with an approved atmospheric vacuum breaker;
ii. Re finishing of existing fixtures. Relining of fixtures shall not be considered an ordinary repair;
iii. Replacement of ball cocks. Replacement ball cocks must be an approved anti-siphon type.
iv. Repairs of leaks involving the replacement of piping between two adjacent joints only;
v. Clearance of stoppages;
vi. Replacements of faucets or working parts of faucets;
vii. Replacements of working parts of valves;
viii. Replacements of traps except for traps on culinary sinks in food-handling establishments "(and)"
ix. Replacement of a water closet or lavatory or kitchen sink in a single-family dwelling with an approved similar fixture provided that no change in the piping arrangement is made. "Replacement water closets bearing a date of July 1, 1991, or later, must use an average of 1.6 gallons or less of water per flushing cycle;and
x. Replacement of domestic clothes washers and dishwashers."
3. Ordinary electrical repairs include:
i. The replacement of any receptacle, switch, or lighting fixture rated at 20 amps or less and operating at less than 150 volts to ground with a like or similar item. Replacement of receptacles in locations where circuit interrupter protection is required in the electrical subcode, shall not be considered ordinary electrical repairs;
ii. Repairs to any installed electrically-operated equipment such as doorbells, communication systems, and any motor operated device. Provided, however, that if fire-protection systems are interupted for repairs, the fire official shall be notified in accordance with the building subcode; "(and)"
iii. Installation of communications wiring as covered by article 800 of the electrical subcode in one- and two-family dwellings, or the alteration/rearrangement of existing communications wiring in other occupancies provided, however, that the rearrangement does not involve penetration of a fire-rated assembly and is not in a hazardous location as defined in chapter 5 of the electrical subcode "(.)" "; and
iv. Replacement of domestic dishwashers and
v. Replacement of kitchen range hoods in single-family dwellings."
What is Minor Work?