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New Construction Code Information



Currently New Jersey has adopted the 2018 International Building Code, the 2018 N.J. Edition of the Residential ICC Building Code, the 2018 International Mechanical Code and applicable National Fire Protection Association Codes and 2015 New Jersey Uniform Fire Code for Preventive Maintenance for other than 1 or 2 family owner occupied dwellings.


Inspection responsibilities for fire include, but are not limited to: Oil tank abandonment and abatement; Gas and wood Fireplace installation; Gas and oil appliances (dryers, stoves, furnaces); Smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide alarm installation; Egress; Pre-engineered fire protection systems (such as kitchen suppression systems and ventilation); Fire sprinkler systems, Fire extinguishers, Occupancy loads, and Fire resistive construction.


Upon submission of a plan to the Building Department, a plan must first have prior approvals, which may include but is not limited to Zoning, Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, and Engineering. Upon receiving the required prior approvals, the plan is then submitted to the disciplines in the building department for review. Plans are reviewed by Building, Plumbing, Electric and Fire Sub-Code and are passed onto the various disciplines after an initial review. The Fire Bureau reviews plans daily. Upon review of a plan by the fire inspectors, any noted deficiencies will be addressed in writing and contact will be made with the submitting party for corrections, additions or deletions. The time and date of contact is recorded on the form. It is possible to receive a fax copy to expedite the plan review process, if requested.


If you have a question regarding a Fire Plan Review or a specific Fire Code for new construction, please contact the Fire Sub Code Official's office at 732-262-4624 or 732-262-2087.


To schedule a FIELD INSPECTION for new construction, call 732-262-4627. The next available date will be recorded and an inspection will be conducted on that day. Please see below for a list of field inspection days and office hours.

The Brick Township Bureau of Fire Safety is responsible for Fire Sub-Code inspections and approvals.
The office can be reached at 732-262-4624 or 732-262-2087
To schedule inspections, call 732-262-4627.
The office is located inside the Township Building Department at 401 Chambers Bridge Road in Brick.

FIELD INSPECTION days for new construction are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Office hours are flexible due to inspection responsibilities, however you can meet with a Fire Protection Inspector any time with an appointment (which is recommended) or inspectors are primarily available at the following times:


Monday 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

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