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How to Obtain Inspections

How to Schedule InspectionsInspections can be scheduled by calling 732-872-1224, Extension 223 or by emailing our Technical Assistant and providing the permits number, address, type…

Construction FAQs

Construction FAQ’sWhat are the benefits of having a building permit?➢ Increased Value — Your home or business is an investment. If your construction project does…

Consumer Protection

Consumer ProtectionThe Highlands Borough Department of Buildings & Housing is always actively looking out for the consumer. We do this by confirming contractor licensing requirements,…

Construction in Floodplains

Construction in Floodplains Any development that occurs within a designated floodplain must obtain a Floodplain Development Permit prior to the commencement of any work. This…

Sheds, Fences, Retaining Walls

Sheds, Fences, & Retaining WallsGarden-Type Utility Shed  A construction permit for building work shall not be required for garden-type utility sheds and similar structures that…

Forms, Checklists, Help Guides

Forms, Checklists, Help GuidesConstruction & Floodplain WorkflowsConstruction Permit Application WorkflowFloodplain Certificate Management ProceduresConstruction Permit & Subcode Technical SectionsConstruction Permit Application JacketBuilding Subcode Technical SectionElectrical Subcode…