Richard Hogan, Construction Code Official

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.



The Township has made a decision to change the permit process in the Construction Department until further notice. 

Town Hall will be closed to the public; however, a drop box is located in the vestibule as you enter the Municipal Building.  Once your permit is processed, you will receive a call on pick up procedures. 

You may contact the following individuals for the inspection procedure: 


John Marini, Building SubCode                 732-446-8326       

Ed Reed, Electrical SubCode                      732-446-8321      

Stephen Germann, Plumbing SubCode    732-446-8317     

Michael Lennox, Fire Inspector                  732-446-8369     


For all inquiries, please have permit information available.


Should you require permit applications, please call the office at 732-446-8319 or 732-446-8302.


Rules and Regulations Governing Applications for Permits Design and Construction of Water Supply Systems in Residential & Non-Residential Developments


For frequently asked questions about installing a generator, please click here.


(732) 446-8320 Construction Department

The Manalapan Township Construction Department is responsible for the enforcement of the building codes as set forth in the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code.

Any building, electrical and plumbing work shall comply with the IRC 2015 NJ Edition, the IBC 2015 NJ Edition, the NEC 2014 (the National Electrical Code) and the National Standard Plumbing 2015.

When undertaking work on your home, homeowners should be aware that home improvement contractors must be registered with the Division of Consumer Affairs. Homeowners who enter into contracts should be aware and look for the registration numbers on all documents, advertisements and vehicles. Homeowners may check the New Jersey consumer Affairs website at for frequently asked questions and contractor information.

Prior to performing any work on your home, a permit application packet can be obtained at the Construction Office or by clicking here. Paperwork may vary according to the type of work being performed. Applications must be filled out completely. Click on each individual subcode (Building, Electric, Plumbing and Fire) for additional information. All prior approvals from the Zoning Officer must be obtained when applicable prior to submitting applications to the Construction Office. Permits are required for most home improvement projects, whether inside or outside the home.

The Construction Office operates between the hours 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Calls to schedule inspections are accepted up until 3:00 pm and are scheduled according to availability. Inspections are performed daily, Monday through Friday. Please be assured that every effort will be made to accommodate residents, as well as contractors, when scheduling. However, due to the heavy volume of inspections scheduled, inspectors may not be able to give times.