Contstruction and Building Department
WHEN IS A PERMIT NEEDED?

A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT, WHICH MAY INCLUDE A BUILDING, ELECTRICAL, FIRE AND/OR PLUMBING SUB-CODE TECHNICAL SECTION, IS REQUIRED TO DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

ALL CONSTRUCTION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
(THE FOLLOWING IS A GENERAL GUIDE- EACH JOB MAY HAVE DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS AND MAYNEED MORE THAN IS LISTED BELOW)

CONSTRUCTION PERMIT APPLICATIONS FOR PROJECTS WHICH CHANGE THE FOOTPRINT OF THE BUILDING, LOT COVERAGE, USE OF THE SPACE, ETC. MAY ALSO REQUIRE A ZONING APPROVAL (PERMIT). AN APPLICATION IS ENCLOSED WITH THE CONSTRUCTION PERMIT APPLICATION WHEN OBTAINED AT THE CHATHAM TOWNSHIP CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICE.

 

CATEGORY - PERMIT(S) NEEDED

ADDITIONS - All NEW BUILDING - All
AIR CONDITIONING - Electric & Plumbing PLUMBING WORK - Plumbing
ALARMS
Burglar - Electric
Fire/Smoke/Carbon Monoxide - Electric & Fire

POOL - Building, Electric, Plumbing, Fire (for heater)
ALTERATIONS - Residential or Commercial - All PORCH - Building
ASBSETOS REMOVAL - Building RADON - Building, Electric
BASEMENT REFINISHING/REMODELING -Building, Electrical, Fire and Plumbing RAMP - Building
BATHROOM FIXTURES
Direct replacement and or any piping changes -Plumbing (need licensed plumbing contractor orhomowner)
ROOF - Building
CAR PORT - Building, others as needed SATELLITE DISH - over 24" Diameter - Building
CHIMNEY RELINE - Fire SHED - Over 100 sq ft or over 10' high - Building
DECK - Building SIDING - Building
DEMOLITION - Building SIGNS - Building, Electric
DOORS 
adding, enlarging or eliminating - Building
SPA/HOT TUB - Building, Electric
ELECTRIC WORK - Electric SPRINKLER - Fire
ELEVATOR - Elevator STEPS Building
FENCE - Building - If:
- around a pool or:
- over 6' or:
- commercial
STOVE WOODBURNING - Building, Fire
FIREPLACE - Building, Fire, Plumbing, Chimney Certification TANK (installation, abandonment or removal) -Building, Fire
GARAGE - Building - (others as needed) TELEPHONE/COMM. POINTS/VOICE DATA/COMPUTER WIRING - Electric
GAZEBO - If over 100' - Building TENANT FIT OUT - All
HEATING/VENT/AC (HVAC) - Electric (if fuel fired equip. does not need licensed electrician), Fire, Plumbing TRAILER - CONSTRUCTION - BUILDING - SALES -All
HOOD - Fire & Electric TEMPORARY MOBILE HOME - All
LAWN SPRINKLER - Electric, Plumbing & Copy of D.E.P. Landscape Irrigation License WATER HEATER - Plumbing
MOVING A STRUCTURE - Building and all utility sign-offs as for demo. Also would require footing/foundation application for setting the structure in new location. WINDOWS - adding, enlarging, or eliminating -Building