Grand Central Avenue Streetscape Plan External Link


Borough of Lavallette Online Code BookExternal Link


Master Plan 2000 Pdf File
Master Plan Re-Examination 2006 Pdf File
Strategic Recovery Planning Report Pdf File
Master Plan 2016 Pdf File


Borough of Lavallette Municipal Access Plan

Access Plan Pdf File


Modular Home Notice

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The parking of modular homes on borough streets is prohibited.


Building Department

Lavallette Building Department
Office Located on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Building
1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735
Phone 732-793-5105
Fax 732-793-6394

Tom Brihn, Construction Official

The Building Department is open from 8:00am - 3:00pm Monday Through Friday

Inspector Office Hours Vary Please See Below

Mailing Address: Lavallette Building Department
1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735


Navigation Bullet Building Department

All inspections are done through the Lavallette Building Department.

Building Department Inspections
Tom Brihn, Construction Official

Plumbing Inspections
Patrick Duggan, Plumbing Inspector
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 9am-1pm

Electrical Inspections
Douglas Erb, Electrical Inspector
Office Hours: Monday, Thursday & Friday 8am-12pm

Fire Inspections
James Terry Moore, Fire Inspector
Office Hours: Wednesday 1pm to 3pm.

Planning Board
Joyce Deutsch - Secretary
Office Hours: Wednesday* and Thursday 9am to 3pm
*On Planning Board meeting dates the secretary will be in at 2:30pm.
More Information and Forms visit the Planning Board Page

Zoning Officer / Code Enforcement
Zoning Officer
Office Hours:
Forms available on Zoning Page

Floodplain Manager / CRS Coordinator
Kristen Rocco
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8am-3pm
Flood and Storm Water Page


Navigation Bullet Forms

Floodplain Review

Substantial Damage

Demolition Checklist

Construction Permit Application Packet & Related Forms
Construction Permit Application Packet & Related Forms Linked from the state of New Jersey Link

UCC-F100External Link Pdf File - Construction Permit Application
UCC-F110External Link Pdf File - Building Subcode Technical Section
UCC-F120External Link Pdf File - Electrical Subcode Technical Section
UCC-F130External Link Pdf File - Plumbing Subcode Technical Section
UCC-F140External Link Pdf File - Fire Protection Subcode Technical Section
UCC-F145External Link Pdf File - Mechanical Inspectors Technical Section
UCC-F150External Link Pdf File - Elevator Subcode Technical Section
UCC-F155External Link Pdf File - Elevator Subcode Supplement for Multiple Equipment
UCC-F190 Pdf File Permit Update


Navigation Bullet Important notice regarding Home Elevation Contractors

Home elevation contractors are required to register with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. The law defines home elevation as raising an entire residential or non-commercial structure to a higher level above the ground. The law requires that persons who offer to perform, engage in or attempt to engage in the business of home elevations are registered with the Division as  home elevation contractors and that the registration is in effect and certified to when applying for a permit to perform a home elevation.

Related: House Elevation Requirements Pdf File


Navigation Bullet Repairs to Substantially Damaged Structures

If your home or business incurred damage, the Construction Department will need to determine if your structure has been substantially damaged. Substantially damaged means the cost to make your necessary repairs will meet or exceed 50% of the value of the structure. In Lavallette, we use the assessed value to make that determination.

If you structure is substantially damaged, you may qualify for additional insurance money through the FEMA Increased Cost of Compliance Program (ICC).

A form is attached for your reference and will need to be completed and submitted to the Construction Code Official in order for him to make the determination. Substantial Damage Form Pdf File

Caution should be exercised when submitting this form. If a determination is made that your property did sustain substantial damage (50% or more) you will be required, along with the other needed repairs, to raise the structure in compliance with the Borough’s flood hazard ordinance.


Navigation Bullet Landlord/Business Owner Registration & Liability Insurance Certificate

This form needs to be filed with the borough along with state mandated proof of adequate liability insurance coverage. A filing fee of $50 is required with registration.

Completed form needs to be filed with the Borough.

Click Here To Download Pdf File

Lead Based Paint Registration/Inspection

Click Here To Download Pdf File

Navigation Bullet Related Links

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Division of Codes and Standards

New Jersey Uniform Construction Code order form through the State of New Jersey Link


Home Improvement Contractor Registration:

Attention: As of January 1, 2006, all home improvement contractors, unless specifically exempted, must be registered with the State of New Jersey. As defined by the statute, a home improvement contractor is anyone who engages in the business of making or selling home improvements including remodeling, altering, renovating, repairing, restoring, modernizing, moving, and/or demolishing. Application forms are available either in the Construction Office or from the State. Please note: The Township is forbidden by law to issue a construction permit to any home improvement contractor who is required to be registered and is not registered. For more information about home improvement contractor registration follow the link below.
Forms, information & current list of Licensed ContractorsExternal Link


Navigation Bullet Meter Requirements for JCP&L Customers

To safely maintain its facilities, provide reliable service and help obtain accurate meter readings, JCP&L asks that customers provide easy and unobstructed access to its electric meters.  To assist with this, JCP&L is offering the following information regarding newly approved meter connection guidelines to customers who are rebuilding or elevating homes located in coastal areas identified as FEMA flood zones: 

Meter heights cannot exceed 60 inches above a horizontal surface. Acceptable surfaces include decks featuring permanent fixed stairs at least 36 inches wide.

Minimum clearances for the meter socket for overhead and underground construction are 42 inches across, 48 inches in front and 15 inches on each side of the meter socket.

Decks must be constructed to meet all applicable JCP&L standards, National Electrical Safety Code, National Electric Code (NEC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and local building code requirements.

JCP&L must review and approve the point of attachment prior to construction, and encourages customers to contact JCP&L prior to submitting plans to builders or municipal authorities.

Safety is a top priority for JCP&L and in order to protect its customers and facilities, the company requests that property owners contact them before any construction that involves utility lines.  JCP&L can advise customers early in the process on minimum clearances that are required.

Please see the attached documents for detailed drawings of meter installation requirements and meter landings.

Overhead Pdf File
Underground Pdf File