Certificate of Occupancy

Residential Certificate of Occupancy (CO)
Before an owner/tenant can occupy or change the title of a house or apartment it must meet certain requirements.
New Construction Requirements
  • Building, Electric, Plumbing and Elevator Subcode approvals
  • Foundation Location Survey (to be submitted prior to framing inspection)
  • ADA compliance
  • Final Director of Planning approval
  • Final Zoning Officer approval
  • Resolution compliance
  • Affordable Housing Fee (request 2 weeks prior)
  • Final Location Survey (submit 1 week prior)
  • T&M approval (Township Engineer)
  • Contact Rogers Muller at least 1 week prior (Applies to subdivisions only)
  • Freehold Soil approval
  • Sewer Connection Fee
  • All utility connections
  • Additional State Department approvals (if applicable)
  • H.O.W Warranty
Tenant/Resident/Agent to Provide
  • Completed Construction application
  • Completed Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Subcode applications
  • Layout drawing by a New Jersey licensed architect
  • Zoning Officer approval
Business Certificate of Occupancy (BCO)
All commercial occupancies require approval to operate. This approval is granted, after Zoning Officer approval, and after a fee has been paid and all inspections have been satisfied. A Certificate of Continuing Occupancy (CCO) is also required for every non-residential property whenever a change in occupancy occurs; which involves re- inspection of all areas of life safety. Construction permits must be obtained for all proposed modifications.

Tenant/Agent to Provide
  • Completed Construction Application
  • Completed Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Subcode applications
  • Layout drawing by a New Jersey licensed architect
  • Zoning Officer sign approval
  • Health Department sign off, if applicable