Uniform Construction Code
The Clark Township Construction Department is responsible for the enforcement of the building codes as set forth in the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code. Any building, electrical and plumbing work shall comply with the IRC 2006 NJ Edition, the IBC 2006 NJ Edition, the NEC 2005 (the National Electrical Code) and the National Standard Plumbing 2006.
When undertaking work on your home, homeowners should be aware that home improvement contractors must be registered with the Division of Consumer Affairs. Homeowners who enter into contracts should be aware and look for the registration numbers on all documents, advertisements and vehicles. Homeowners may check the New Jersey consumer Affairs website for frequently asked questions and contractor information.
Prior to performing any work on your home, a permit application packet can be obtained at the Construction Office. Paperwork may vary according to the type of work being performed. Applications must be filled out completely. Click on each individual sub code (Building, Electric, Plumbing and Fire) for additional information. All prior approvals from the Zoning Officer must be obtained when applicable prior to submitting applications to the Construction Office. Permits are required for most home improvement projects, whether inside or outside the home.
Property Maintenance Complaints
If you have a property maintenance concern please fill out the Property Maintenance Complaint Form.
The Construction Office operates between the hours 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Calls to schedule inspections are accepted according to availability. Inspections are performed Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Inspectors will not be able to give times.
Please note that the Building Department requires original signatures on all forms. Fax copies will not be accepted. Please return completed forms with separate checks (as applicable) in person or by mail to:
The Township of Clark
Building Deptartment Room 29
430 Westfield Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066
- Before You Dig (PDF)
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- Construction Clark Township (PDF)
- Construction Permit (PDF)
- Deck Guidelines (PDF)
- Dumpster Permit (PDF)
- Electric (PDF)
- Fence Permit (PDF)
- Finished Basements (PDF)
- New Business (PDF)
- Permit Guidelines (PDF)
- Plumbing (PDF)
- Pool Permits (PDF)
- Raised Patio Requirements (PDF)
- Required Inspections (PDF)
- Sheds and Fences (PDF)
- Application for Opening in Municipal Right of Way