Construction and Inspections

The Medford Township Construction Department is responsible for ensuring that all construction work in the Township complies with the requirements of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code. The Department consists of clerical staff and licensed inspectors to perform the duties of the office. 

Contractors working on residential construction projects are required to be registered with the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs.  A valid Home Improvement Contractors Registration issued by this Division is required to be submitted with every permit application. For more information and the application, please click here for the NJ Consumer Affairs website.


To obtain a Certificate of Occupancy please contact the Fire Department. For those units with public water and/or sewer, please contact the Utility Billing office for final meter readings and sewer inspections.

The Burlington County Health Department is responsible for the administration, permitting and inspections of all wells and septic systems.  They can be contacted at 609-265-5515 or at 15 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton, NJ  08060.

A residential smoke detector, CO Detector, and Fire Extinguisher inspection is performed in conjunction with a CCO (Certificate of Continued Occupancy) inspection. Operating smoke detectors must be installed on every level of a dwelling (basements included) and are required to be within 10' of any sleeping areas. Original systems installed within a home at the time of construction must be maintained--interconnected systems cannot be replaced with stand alone battery operated detectors.

Homeowners are required to install a carbon monoxide detector as per manufacturer installation instructions. A minimum of one (1) must be installed in the vicinity of sleeping areas.  If bedrooms exist on more than one level, additional CO detectors are required to protect each area. Please leave instructional manuals for the next owner. 

All residential dwellings must have a fire extinguisher rated for residential use.  It must be a 2A-10BC type and weigh no more than 10 pounds. It shall not be located behind doors, in cabinets or under counters and shall be properly mounted no higher than 5' from the floor to the top of the extinguisher.  It shall be visible and readily accessible for occupant use.

**New commercial property owners are only required to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy if there is a change of use specific to their place of business.  (i.e. retail to restaurant or assembly use)


The Township Council adopted Ordinance 2018-24 establishing an annual inspection program for 1- and 2-family residential rental buildings and premises; or at the time of change of use, ownership, or tenancy.  Said inspections will be conducted by the Construction Code Office.  The fee for said inspection is $200. 

Please click HERE for more information on this program, including a checklist of items to be inspected.  

If you renting a residential property in the Township, you are reminded that you must file a Landlord/Tenant Registration Form with the Township Clerk's Office.  The application can be found HERE on this website.  (Please note there is a $20 application fee)

6/14/22: Receive up to $15,000 Per Unit with the Township of Medford Rental Housing Rehabilitation Program!
The Township of Medford is now seeking interested landlords to participate in the Township’s Rental Housing Rehabilitation Program! Owners of rental units can receive up to $15,000 per unit for major code-compliance repairs in exchange for applying a deed restriction to maintain each program-assisted unit as affordable housing.  Please click HERE for a flyer with more info. 


Pursuant to adoption in the March 2018 New Jersey Register, the requirements for minor work and ordinary
maintenance construction permits have changed. Please click HERE for an easy reference PDF document on the
types of work that are classified as ordinary maintenance and as minor work. 

The Document is divided into two parts. The first part lists the types of work that are ordinary maintenance, the second part lists types of work that are minor work. The items that are new or different have been highlighted in bold so that the changes may more easily be identified. 


The Township Council adopted an Ordinance in 2019 requiring permits for dumpsters/roll-off containers/PODS/Bagsters to be placed in roadways and driveways.  The application Form can be found HERE, and is to be submitted to the Clerk's Office.  There is no fee for this permit.


The Construction Office must utilize State of New Jersey Uniform Construction Code forms.   Click HERE to be connected to the State's UCC website, which has each of the forms listed below available as a PDF download.   

To check which forms may be required for your permit, please refer to our  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT CHECK LIST.  

**UCC-F100  -Construction Permit Application--Required for ALL permits

Note: We have linked to each form individually for your convenience, however we suggest that you check to insure it is the most current version.  Also, when submitting these forms to the Construction Office, please provide one original form only.

**UCC-F100 -Construction Permit Application--Required for ALL permits  
UCC-F110  -Building Subcode Technical Section
UCC-F120  -Electrical Subcode Technical Section 
UCC-F130  -Plumbing Subcode Technical Section 
UCC-F140  -Fire Protection Subcode Technical Section 
UCC-F145  -Mechanical Inspectors Technical Section 
UCC-F150  -Elevator Subcode Technical Section 
UCC-F155  -Elevator Subcode Supplement for Multiple Equipment 
UCC-F270 -Application for Certificate 
UCC-F370 -Chimney Verification for Replacement of Fuel-Fired Equipment 
UCC-F390  -Framing Checklist

The Construction Code Official and Inspectors are available on weekday mornings between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. for consultations. Inspections are scheduled between the hours of 8:30 am and 2:00 pm. 

On-site Inspections are scheduled as follows:

Building & Plumbing:     8:30 am - 1:30 pm daily

Electrical:     11:00 am - 2:00 pm  daily

Fire:     8:30 am - 12:00 noon on Tuesdays & Thursdays




Additional Links

Contact Information

Construction, Building & Plumbing Subcode Official
Rich Falasco (ext 340)
Email: rfalasco

Fire Subcode Official: 
Tom LaRosa

Fire Inspector: Tom LaRosa

Electrical Subcode Official:
James Mazzio (ext. 320) 
Email: jmazzio

Zoning Official: 
Beth Portocalis (ext 324) 
Email: bportocalis

Administrative Assistants:
Tracy Reale (ext. 317)             
Email: treale

Alicia Simpkins (ext. 309)

49 Union Street
Medford, NJ 08055-2432

Phone: (609) 654-2608
Fax: (609) 953-7720

Hours of Operation (Support Staff):
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Municipal Center Address: 49 Union Street, Medford, NJ 08055-2432
  • Phone: (609) 654-2608
  • Fax: (609) 953-4087
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30pm