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Lower Township Construction Department

Donald Arndt - Construction Official 
Email  |  Phone: (609) 886-2005  

Hours of Operation: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
2600  Bayshore Rd.  Villas, NJ 08251

Construction Office - For information or to schedule an inspection  (609)886-2005  Ext 136 or 104

Becca Blanda - Technical Assistant | Telephone Ext. 104 | Email
Jill Dunn - Clerk | Telephone Ext. 136 | Email

James Gaurel - Building Inspector | Telephone Ext: 137 
Kurt Lindsley - Electric Inspector | Telephone Ext: 138 
Richard Kajander - Plumbing Inspector | Telephone Ext: 148
Jason Dilworth - Fire Inspector | Telephone Ext: 145



Construction Permit Requirements

Application Requirements for Additions, New Buildings and Alterations

  1. Completed and Signed Sub Code forms (4 part) and Permit Jacket

  2. Copy of current sealed survey by a NJ licensed Land Surveyor with new building, addition, deck etc. shown and setbacks from front, rear and side lot lines depicted.

  3. Three (3) sets of legible plans including elevation, floor plans, cross sections, electrical plans, plumbing schematic (water-sewer and gas risers) HVAC plan. Homeowner occupied buildings may have plans drawn by homeowner. Owner must check box 'B' inside permit jacket. For new construction and additions, owner must sign and date inside of jacket. New homes require water and sewer receipts or County Health Department permit

  4. Installation instructions for fire places, heating and air conditioning systems and sealed truss plans.

Construction permits, technical forms, rehabilitation sub-code and contractor registrations can be viewed and downloaded from If you elect to use the downloaded forms, 4-signed copies are required for each technical. Permit Jackets are available at the Construction Office as well as a list of minimum requirements for construction plans.

Construction Permit Fee Schedule may be viewed in the Township Code Book in section 235.4 or click here.

Required Inspections

  • Footing Trenched before pouring concrete
  • Foundations and all walls up to grade before backfilling, Acchor Bolts, Termite Shield, Sill Plate
  • Sheathing
  • Rough Electric, Plumbing
  • Rough framing after Plumbing, Electric and HVAC have been roughed in
  • Insulation
  • Final Building, Electric, Plumbing and Fire

Additional Information

- To Determine if your property may be located in a flood zone or contain freshwater wetlands, click here!
- Need more information on Construction Codes Adopted in New Jersey, click here!
- New Jersey Building Codes, click here!
- Energy Compliance Reports may be completed online at
- Emergency Preparedness and mitigation can be found at
 - NJDEP Emergency Permit Application Information, click here!

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