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WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY IS IT TO OBTAIN THE PERMIT?
NJAC 5:23-2.15

Application for a permit shall be made by the owner, or his agent, a licensed engineer, architect or plumbing, electrical or other contractor employed in connection with the proposed work. If the application is by a person other than the owner in fee, it shall be accompanied by an affidavit of the owner or the authorized person making the application, the proposed work is authorized by the owner in fee, and that the applicant is authorized to make such application. All issued permits shall remain the property of the owner even if the application was made by a contractor or authorized agent.

 

 

WHO CAN PREPARE THE PLANS FOR A SMALL JOB
REQUIRING A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT?
NJAC 5:23-2.15 VIII

Architect or licensed engineer who prepared the plans shall be affixed to each sheet of each copy of the plans submitted and on the first or title sheet of the specifications and any additional supportive information submitted. The construction official shall waive the requirement for sealed plans in the case of a single family home owner who had prepared his own plans for the construction, alteration or repair of a structure used or intended to be used exclusively as his private residence, and to be constructed by himself, providing that the owner shall submit an affidavit attesting to the fact that he has prepared the plans and provided further that said plans are in the opinion of the construction official, and appropriate subcode official, legible and complete for purposes of ensuring compliance with the regulations.

 

 

CAN THE MANUFACTURER'S INSTALLATION
SPECIFICATIONS SUPERCEDE A CODE?
NJAC 5:23-3.6

        Standards; accepted practice
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This chapter, together with the subcode, national standards and appendices it adopts by reference, shall be the primary guide to accepted engineering practice in respect to any material, equipment, system or method of construction therein specified.
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When this chapter and the subcodes, national standards and appendices it adopts by reference are silent, a manufacturer's recommendations for the installation of any material or assembly may be considered to be accepted engineering practice; provided, however, that a manufacturer's recommendations shall not be read to overrule this chapter or any subcode, national standard or appendix which it adopts by reference.

 


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