Building Department

The primary responsibility of the building department is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of New Jersey’s citizens. To accomplish this construction officials and subcode officials review construction permit applications to ensure that building plans and specifications conform to the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code (NJUCC), inspectors perform field inspections for construction projects to ensure that the construction is in accordance with the NJUCC.

The Building department issues permits to construct, enlarge, alter, renovate, remove or repair a structure.

Although all permit applications do not require prior approval there are several prior approvals for applications that may be required before a permit can be issued, in some cases an application will not be reviewed until certain prior approvals have been granted. The most common are, Zoning, Flood Plain Management, and Engineering.


Code Enforcement

The primary responsibility of code enforcement professionals is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Borough residents and visitors. To accomplish this code enforcement officials and inspectors perform field inspections to ensure that properties are maintained in accordance with the Property Maintenance Code (PMC) adopted by the Borough.


Zoning

The primary purpose of the Zoning Department is to administer and enforce the Zoning Regulations of the Borough. The Department guides public and private development through planning & development policies and review standards in order to create and maintain a balanced community.

In general, the following projects require zoning approval, this list is not all inclusive:

To construct, enlarge, increase the intensity of use or change the use of a structure or property. Installation of Signs, A/C platforms, generators, sheds and fences.


FEMA Flood Maps

To see if you are in a FLOOD ZONE and what the PRELIMINARY BASE FLOOD ELEVATION is, follow the link below. After following that link, enter YOUR ADDRESS to obtain the information.

This is the BASE FLOOD ELEVATION (BFE), the DESIGN FLOOD ELEVATION (DFE) is ONE FOOT HIGHER and is what ALL BUILDING CODES refer to.

The maps have been adopted by the State of New Jersey and the Borough of Point Pleasant. These are used for all construction (additions, renovations, new construction, etc.) – but NOT for FLOOD INSURANCE at this time.

To see whether you are in a FLOOD ZONE and what your PRELIMINARY BASE FLOOD ELEVATION is, click here:  FEMA Flood Maps

If you have any questions, contact Timothy Skinner, Floodplain Administrator: 732 892-7129.