Construction Office

The Borough Construction Office is responsible for ensuring all construction work in the Borough complies with the requirements of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code.  Residents are urged to contact the Construction Officer prior to beginning home improvement project to inquire if a permit is required.

Permits, applications and fees can be paid Monday through Friday during regular business hours 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

To access any Uniform Construction Code information, please visit the New Jersey Division of Community Affairs Website at

Before you hire a contractor to work on your home, please make sure they are properly licensed by checking the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Website at


Please have your permit number available when calling to schedule an inspection.  Calls for inspections must be received prior to 3:00 pm in order to schedule the inspection for the following day.

Building inspections are completed on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Electrical inspections are completed on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm..

Plumbing inspections are completed on Mondays and Wednesdays between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

Fire inspections are completed on Fridays between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Construction Permit Jacket

Building Subcode Technical Sheet

Electrical Subcode Technical Sheet

Fire Subcode Technical Sheet

Mechanical Subcode Technical Sheet

Plumbing Subcode Technical Sheet

Certificate of Occupancy Inspections

Pursuant to Borough Code 17.270-31 Certificate of Occupancy Inspections are required whenever a home is being sold.  

To schedule a Certificate of Continued Occupancy inspection, please fill out the form below, and turn it into the Construction Office with the $75.00 fee.  An inspector will reach out to you to schedule upon receipt.  A checklist is also available for the most common items items looked at during an inspection.  While this is not all inclusive, it will highlight many of the items that are looked for.

Certificate of Continued Occupancy Application
Certificate of Continued Occupancy Inspection Checklist

Code Enforcement

Property Maintenance Concern

Please click on the following link to "Report a Concern" regarding property maintenance.

Borough Code: Chapter 208 - Property Maintenance

Rental Properties

If you are looking to rent the property you currently own in the Borough of Magnolia, please fill out and submit the following Landlord Registration Form.  The cost to register as a landlord in the Borough of Magnolia is $25.00.

Tenant Updates are required each time a new tenant moves in.  The cost to update your Tenant information is $15.00.

Property Taxes, Utilities, Special Charges, and Liens must be paid in full prior to renting a property in the Borough of Magnolia.

Certificate of Continued Occupancy inspections occur once per year, and are scheduled following payment of your rental invoice.

Landlord Registration Form
Tenant Registration Form

Municipal Permits

Municipal Permits are required for fences and concrete.

Municipal Permit

Zoning Applications

Zoning Applications are required for any and all property improvements.

Zoning Application

Zoning Map

Foreclosed/Vacant Property Registration/Complaints



Borough of Magnolia
438 West Evesham Ave Magnolia, NJ 08049-1725 (856) 783-1520 (856) 782-0782 fax
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm Saturday & Sunday - Closed