Plans & Application Process
The following services are available at the Building Department to assist you with submittal of building permit applications.
Appointments with a plan examiner must be scheduled at least one week in advance.
As of Jan. 25, 2021 all permits must be submitted through Energov Citizen Self-Service (CSS) at permits.cityofnsb.com
When you open the link, you will need to register and set up an account prior to entering any permits.
Please submit this permit through the CSS portal so that it may be processed. You will be able to submit payment and track the status of the permit through CSS.
When creating the permit, please add any subcontractors applicable to the permit.
Online Permit Application
Online permit applications will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, the type of permits available is limited (See handout). Transactions are completed through the use of a credit card.
Drawings shall be drawn accurately to an appropriate scale. They shall be sufficiently complete so that compliance with the building code may be determined. An acceptable set of plans will usually include the following dimension and annotated drawings wet signed by an engineer / architect:
For submittal for plan check, the applicant is required to furnish two complete sets of plans which consist of the above, along with the following signed by an engineer / architect. Two copies of each applicable item must be submitted.
New commercial, additions and other structures will be subject to review by the fire inspector for the possibility of requiring fire sprinklers, alarms or a specific fire rated material.
When the project is an addition to an existing building, you must submit a floor plan of the area directly adjacent to the proposed addition, which shows dimensions of the rooms and the location and size of doors and windows.
Any desired relocation or upgrading of the electrical service must be not only noted on the submitted plans but also specified on the application when applying for the permit.
Upon application for a permit(s), a fee will be required for the plan review.
Once the plan review is in process, the zoning tech is the project manager who handles all coordination throughout the process.