DEPARTMENT

Building & Construction

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Contact Information

Contact
Contact Person:
John Pettenati, Construction Official
Phone Number
609-921-7078
Fax
609-688-2043
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Department Location

400 Witherspoon Street 

Princeton, NJ 08540

Department Hours

Office Hours

Monday - Friday:
9am - 5pm

Building, Electrical & Plumbing Inspection Hours

Monday - Friday:

8am - 2pm

Fire Inspection Hours

Monday & Thursday :

8am - 2pm

Building & Construction inspection

This Department is charged with the enforcement of the New Jersey State Building codes. Also known as the" New Jersey Uniform Construction Code", They are the State mandated codes that provide for the safety and well being of our residents. Our department follows the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC) New Jersey Edition, which go hand in hand with the UCC NJAC. We are state licensed inspectors working to ensure the safety of residents and contractors throughout Princeton's growing environment.

Department Functions:

  • Review all submitted plans for any building construction projects, regardless of size, for code compliance. 
  • Enforce the use of the state approved equipment, and its installation, requirements. 
  • Inspect all work that homeowners or contractors do, to provide the utmost safety.

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