HIMANSHU R. SHAH
TOWNSHIP OF OLD BRIDGE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2020
Public Relations Officer
732-721-5600 ext. 2035
NEW CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Old Bridge Township, NJ – Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 142 containing updated construction procedures effective May 18, 2020. The Old Bridge Township Building and Code Enforcement has listed the following new rules that supersede the previous rules.
The township will not be performing any minor work permit inspections until further notice. Minor work includes basements, kitchens, bathrooms, furnaces, water heaters, boilers, lawn sprinklers, burglar alarm systems, air conditioning systems, electric services, pool finals, or anything that involves indoor inspection of a residence. Only new construction of buildings that have no access from the residence will be inspected.
If a resident is in the middle of an addition or permit and cannot provide access from the exterior without access to the interior, then contact the appropriate sub-code official for instruction on how to do the rough inspections. Final inspections will be done at a later date.
We will continue to plan review and issue permits during this period. All applications should be marked to our attention and mailed or dropped off at the main building entrance. Provide the address, block, lot and file number if one already exists.
Homeowners wishing to sell their home can apply and pay online for the inspection. An inspector will contact you with instructions on how to get a temporary certificate of approval to close. Unoccupied homes will be inspected as normal.
For questions, please call the Building and Code Enforcement at (732) 607-4832, Ext 2420, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To view the details of Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 142, please visitnj.gov.
Please visit the township’s website at oldbridge.com/COVID and follow us on social media atfacebook.com/OBTOWN and on Twitter @obtownnj where we are posting official township news and information.