Construction Office

The Construction Office, commonly known as the Building Department, enforces the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code in Seaside Heights.

Anthony Cirz, Construction Official, is assisted by Melissa Nelson, Technical Assistant, (T.A.C.O.)  Together they oversee all construction, alteration, renovation, rehabilitation, maintenance, occupancy loads, use of buildings, structures and scheduling of all inspections.

Construction Permit Process

All permits are first submitted for approval to the Zoning Officer. Plans are then reviewed by one or more sub-code official(s), depending on the scope of the permit application (e.g., plumbing, mechanical, electric, fire, building). Reviews may take up to 20 business/working days, subject to inspectors’ schedules.

  • Building Sub-code Official – John Gerritty
  • Electric Sub-code Official – Joseph Callari
  • Fire Sub-code Official – Anthony Cirz
  • Plumbing/Mechanical Sub-code Official – Marc Panzitta

Once all plan approvals are satisfied the permit will be released for payment. The permit will be issued and released after all fees are paid. Construction can then begin by the homeowner or licensed contractor and inspections scheduled accordingly.

Inspections

Please request all inspections in accordance with the technical sub-codes that are part of your permit application and approval. Failure to request inspections and close your permit may result in fines.

Once you have passed all inspections a certificate of occupancy or certificate of approval is issued. The certificate will be mailed to the homeowner listed on the file jacket.

Forms

State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Construction Permit Application Packet and Related Forms

Home Improvement Contractor Registration

Attention: As of January 1, 2006, all home improvement contractors, unless specifically exempted, must be registered with the State of New Jersey. As defined by the statute, a home improvement contractor is anyone who engages in the business of making or selling home improvements including:

  • Altering
  • Demolishing
  • Modernizing
  • Moving 
  • Remodeling
  • Renovating
  • Repairing
  • Restoring

Application forms are available either in the Construction Office or from the State. 

Please note: The Borough of Seaside Heights is prohibited by law to issue a construction permit to any home improvement contractor who is required to be registered and is not registered. For more information about home improvement contractor registration, check out the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs website for forms, information and a current list of licensed contractors.