Construction Department

732-657-4141

The Manchester Township Construction Department provides fire, building, plumbing and electrical subcode services under the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code.

Construction permits are required for roofing, siding, plumbing work, and other items. Contact the Construction Office at (732) 657-4141 or 4161 from 9:00am until 4:00pm, Monday to Friday, to schedule an inspection or for additional information.

ZONING PERMITS: Zoning permits are required for additions, decks, sheds, and fences. A zoning permit is available at the Business Office for a fee of $25.00. Construction permits will not be issued without zoning permit, if required. Setback information is as follows:

R-1 ZONE
(75' x 125' LOT SIZE)

Minimum Lot Area: 9,375 square feet
Minimum Front Yard Setback: 25 feet
Minimum Side Yard Setback: 5 feet
(Principal and Accessory Structures)
Minimum combined yard setback: 15 feet
Minimum rear yard setback:
Principal Structure: 30 feet
Accessory Structure: 5 feet

R-2 ZONE
(60' x 125' LOT SIZE)

Minimum Lot Area: 7,500 square feet
Minimum Front Yard Setback: 20 feet
Minimum Side Yard Setback: 5 feet
(Principal and Accessory Structures)
Minimum combined yard setback: 12 feet
Minimum rear yard setback:
Principal Structure: 25 feet
Accessory Structure: 5 feet

R-3 ZONE
(37.5' x 125' LOT SIZE)

Minimum Lot Area: 4,687 square feet
Minimum Front Yard Setback: 20 feet
Minimum Side Yard Setback: 3 feet
Minimum Combined Side Yard Setback: 10 feet
Minimum rear yard setback:
Principal Structure: 30 feet
Accessory Structure: 5 feet

R-4 ZONE
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CERTIFICATES OF CONTINUED OCCUPANCY (CO'S): Certificates of Occupancy are required for all rentals and resales of commercial or residential structures in the Borough. Call (732) 657-4141 or 4161 for additional information. The fee for a residential Certificate of Continued Occupancy is $100.00, which includes a required smoke detector certification. Residential Certificate of Continued Occupancy inspections are conducted on Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The fee for a commercial Certificate of Continued Occupancy inspection is $120. The fee breakdown is as follows:

Building Inspection: $45.00
Plumbing Inspection: $25.00
Fire Inspection: $25.00
Electrical Inspection: $25.00

Checks should be made payable to the Manchester Township Construction Department. .