Construction Office

We are a Class I Agency

Rich Saunders, Construction Official
1571 Delsea Drive, Franklinville NJ 08322
Phone: 856-694-1234  x164
Email: construction@franklintownship.com

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm

The Construction Department is responsible for permitting, inspecting and monitoring many building and construction projects, including new/temporary buildings, additions, renovations, and demolitions.

Permits grant legal permission to begin your project, and they are needed to ensure that state building and fire code standards are met, and to make sure the project is safe.

Other projects which may require permits include:

  • Fireplace installations
  • Swimming pools
  • Decks
  • Sheds
  • Fences
  • Certain projects that involve electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

Permits require a fee, which helps us to cover the cost of the time our staff spends on the application, review, and inspection process.

Call us before you begin your project. We’ll be happy to tell you if you’ll need a permit and/or inspection — and we can even offer advice on how to complete the job safely.

Some projects will also require approvals by the Department of Community Affairs. You can download the forms from their site, or obtain them from our office.