When is a Permit Needed?

A construction permit, which may include a building, electrical, fire and/or plumbing sub-code technical section, is required to do any of the following:

All construction, including but not limited to: (the following is a general guide- each job may have different requirements and may need more than is listed below)

Construction permit applications for projects which change the footprint of the building, lot coverage, use of the space, etc. May also require a zoning approval (permit). An application is enclosed with the construction permit application when obtained at the Pennington borough code enforcement office.

CategoryPermit(s) Needed
Air ConditioningElectric & Plumbing
AlarmsBurglar - Electric
Fire/Smoke/Carbon Monoxide - Electric & Fire
AlterationsResidential or Commercial - All
Asbestos Removal Building
Basement Refinishing/RemodelingBuilding, Electrical, Fire, and Plumbing
Bathroom FixturesDirect replacement and or any piping changes - Plumbing (need licensed plumbing contractor or homeowner)
CarportBuilding, others as needed
Chimney RelineFire
Doorsadding, enlarging or eliminating - Building
Electric WorkElectric
FenchBuilding - If:
  • around a pool or
  • over 6' or
  • commercial
FireplaceBuilding, Fire, Plumbing, Chimney Certification
GarageBuilding - (others as needed)
GazeboIf over 100' - Building
Heating/Venting/AC (HVAC)Electric (if fuel-fired equip. does not need licensed electrician), Fire, Plumbing
HoodFire & Electric
Lawn SprinklerElectric, Plumbing & Copy of D.E.P. Landscape Irrigation License
Moving a StructureBuilding and all utility sign-offs as for demo. Also would require footing/foundation application for setting the structure in new location.
New BuildingAll
Plumbing WorkPlumbing
PoolBuilding, Electric, Plumbing, Fire (for heater)
Porch Building
RadonBuilding, Electric
Satellite Dishover 24" Diameter - Building
ShedOver 100 sq ft or over 10' high - Building
Siding Building
SignsBuilding, Electric
Spa/Hot TubBuilding, Electric
Stove WoodburningBuilding, Fire
Tank(installation, abandonment or removal) - Building, Fire
Telephone/Comm. Points/Voice Data/Computer WiringElectric
Tenant Fit OutAll
Trailor Construction/Building/SalesAll
Temporary Mobile HomeAll
Water HeaterPlumbing
Windowsadding, enlarging, or eliminating - Building