If you are developing property in Egg Harbor Township or making substantial home improvements, it is imperative to have the necessary permits to do so. The Township's Department of Building Inspections can provide guidance on navigating the construction code and is equipped to answer questions you may have about flood-related construction improvements.

Contact information for the Building Inspection office can be found below:

Department of Building Inspections
Egg Harbor Township Municipal Building
3515 Bargaintown RoadEgg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Telephone: 609-926-4000
Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday (Excluding Holidays)

Be mindful that your property may be subject to a State permitting process under certain conditions, such as waterfront development. If the specifications for your project exceed the requirements set forth in Egg Harbor Township's zoning code (http://ecode360.com/8042224) and Flood Damage Prevention ordinance (http://ecode360.com/8039762), a Planning Board or Zoning Board meeting may be required to acquire a variance from the code needed for the development of your project.

Among the more specific standards for Egg Harbor Township, any new construction or substantial improvement of residential structures in the A or AE zone must be elevated (along with any utilities) to the base flood elevation. Please consult with a Construction Official and the Zoning Code linked in the previous paragraph for more information on development regulations in the floodplain.