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New Jersey Building Codes


This building codes section is undergoing maintenance. For the most up-to-date building codes, you can go directly to http://www.iccsafe.org

Building Codes References

For code assistance at the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, please call (609) 984-7609
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeIBC 2009, IRC 2009 with technical amendments (N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.14)Dept. of Community Affairs, Publications Unit, (609) 984-0040
Structural CodeIBC 2009, IRC 2009 with technical amendments (N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.14)Dept. of Community Affairs, Publications Unit, (609) 984-0040
Plumbing CodeNSPC 2009 with technical amendments (N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.15)Dept. of Community Affairs, Publications Unit, (609) 984-0040
Mechanical CodeIMC 2009 with technical amendments (N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.20)Dept. of Community Affairs, Publications Unit, (609) 984-0040
Electrical CodeNEC 2008 with technical amendments (N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.16)Dept. of Community Affairs, Publications Unit, (609) 984-0040
Fire/Life Safety CodeN.J.A.C. 5:70 Uniform Fire CodeDivision of Fire Safety
(609) 633-7129
Accessibility CodeN.J.A.C. 5:23-7 Barrier Free Subcode and ANSI A117.1-2003 with technical amendmentsDept. of Community Affairs, Publications Unit, (609) 984-0040
Energy CodeIECC 2009 (residential),
ASHRAE 90.1-2004 (commercial) (NJAC 5:23 - 3.18)
Dept. of Community Affairs, Publications Unit, (609) 984-0040
Elevator CodeNew Jersey Uniform Construction Code, Subchapter 12Dept. of Community Affairs, Publications Unit, (609) 984-0040 or Elevator safety program (609) 984-7833
Gas CodeInternational Fuel Gas Code/2009 with technical amendments (N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.22)Dept. of Community Affairs, Publications Unit, (609) 984-0040

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralCynthia Wilk
Director of Codes and Standards
Phone: (609) 292-7898
Plan ReviewConstruction Project Review
Phone: (609) 633-7448
Fire MarshalDivision of Fire Safety
Phone: (609) 633-6106
Fax: (609) 633-6134
Boiler InspectorBoiler Inspection
Phone: (609) 777-4636
Elevator InspectorElevator Safety Program
Phone: (609) 984-7833

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other New Jersey municipalities: