Construction Department Building & Inspections
Construction Official: Joseph Kachinsky
Phone: (732) 615-2106
Call Middletown Construction office to schedule inspections at (732) 615-2106. Inspections will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
Building sub-code walk-ins
: Monday - Friday, 8-9am and 3-4pm
1 Kings Hwy, Middletown
The Department of Inspections provides for cooperative inspection and enforcement of all Construction Codes relating to the construction, maintenance, use and occupancy of buildings and structures.
The administrative code that is used throughout New Jersey is known as the Uniform Construction Code (U.C.C.). The U.C.C. adopts other National Code Books as the technical text for each discipline. Sub codes include building, plumbing, fire and electric.
Construction Plans/Layout Drawings
A New Jersey licensed architect is recommended for the preparation of plans for major projects. Major projects may need to include floor plans drawn to scale, sections, elevations and details. Minor projects such as decks and small additions can be drawn by a homeowner.
The Construction Inspection Office has standard specifications that can be followed within certain limitations for routine projects such as decks and retaining walls. These specs along with a plot plan/survey depicting your project are accepted as the required plans.
There are some projects which require a New Jersey licensed engineer to prepare plans. Examples are an in-ground pool, grading plans and retaining walls more than 4 feet in height.
Zoning Map July 2018 (pdf)
Zoning Official: Erin Uriarte
Phone: (732) 615-2098
Walk-ins: Monday - Friday, 9am - 12pm
1 Kings Hwy, Middletown
Permit & Zoning applications can also be dropped off in Highlands at 42 Shore Drive, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm or drop box in front of building 24 hours a day.
Department personnel are available to the public to provide general zoning information. Prior to constructing additions, garages, sheds, pools or other accessory structures, homeowners may contact the zoning department to review specific zone requirements and application procedures. An application for development is required prior to obtaining construction permits.
Borough Forms and Documents
|Zoning Denial Now What||Building Department, Forms||Download|
|Zoning Bulk Area Requirements||Building Department||Download|
|Zoning Application||Building Department, Forms||Download|
|Vacant Property Registration Form||Building Department, Forms||Download|
|Tree Permit Application||Building Department, Forms||Download|
|Street Excavation Permit||Building Department, Forms||Download|
|Sign Permit||Building Department, Forms||Download|
|Sidewalk & Curb Permit Application||Building Department, Forms||Download|
|Requirements for Certificate of Occupancy for New Construction||Building Department, Building Department, Forms||Download|
|Highlands Building Department FAQs||Building Department, FAQs||Download|
|Grease Trap Application||Building Department, Forms||Download|
|Grading Review Application||Building Department, Forms, Land Use Forms||Download|
|Flood Development Permit Application||Building Department, Forms||Download|
|Elevation – Demolition Requirements||Building Department, Forms||Download|
|Container Permit||Building Department, Forms||Download|
|Construction Rehab FAQs||Building Department, FAQs||Download|
|Chimney Certification||Building Department, Forms||Download|
|2018 May: Adopted Zoning Map||Borough Reports, Building Department||Download|