DEPARTMENT

Building & Construction

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

Tuesday & Thursday :

8am - 2pm

Building & Construction inspection

The Department is charged with the enforcement of the New Jersey State Building codes. Also known as the" New Jersey Uniform Construction Code", which are the State mandated codes that provide for the safety and well being of Princeton's residents. The department also follows the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC) New Jersey Edition, which go hand in hand with the UCC NJAC. This department has state licensed inspectors that work to ensure the safety of residents and contractors throughout Princeton's growing environment. All other inspections are based on the appropriate codes and standards that have been adopted by the State and or town council. These codes include for example, the international code council mechanical,plumbing, and fuel gas codes and National Electrical code, Nfpa 70, all other related NFPA fire codes, and the New Jersey edition of the Uniform fire code.

The NJUCC stipulates that all inspections are to be completed and approved prior to final payments being made.


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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