For further information, please contact Code Assistance by:
Phone: (609) 984-7609
Fax: (609) 984-7717

Per P.L.2021, c.104 and Executive Order (EO) 244, EO 103 expired July 4, 2021 and rule relaxations and guidance tied to EO 103 are no longer valid.


  • Tents and similar structures to remain erect past November 30, 2021 or to be erected December 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022 are not permitted to utilize the "Winter Tenting Guidance" below (see EXPIRED) and are to follow the normal operating procedures of the Uniform Construction Code, N.J.A.C. 5:23. (see ACTIVE guidance below).
  • Permit applications received after August 3, 2021 for Minor Work projects, as referenced within the "Ongoing Construction Guidance" below (see EXPIRED), are to follow the normal operating procedures of the Uniform Construction Code, N.J.A.C. 5:23.
* Outdoor Dining & Similar Uses
* Protocols for Hotel Sanitization (07/09/2020)
   NJ DOH Executive Directive No. 20-024
** CDC Cleaning and Disinfecting Information
* Permit Extension Act of 2020 
    Request Form notes:
    1 - Select "Other" under "Permitting Issuing Agency"
    2 - Input "NJDCA, UCC" under "Permit Type"
*** Public Notice (designates NJDEP as responsible agency)
** List of Permits Extended (see "other agency")
* Outdoor Dining & Similar Uses
    ** Executive Order (EO) 194 (11/12/2020)
** Executive Order (EO) 150 (06/15/2020)
** Executive Orders (EO) 107 & 108
   NOTE 1:  While EO 103 remains in effect, so too does this Guidance per
   the Notice above.
   NOTE 2:  When entering buildings/homes for inspection, cloth masks or
   face coverings should be worn by both the inspector and any individual
   present at the inspection site.
   NOTE 3:  Any work contemplated or undertaken pursuant to this guidance
   must be performed in accordance with the Uniform Construction Code.
** Notice, pp 1-4; Guidance, pp 5-6
* Essential Construction Projects, EO 122
** Executive Order (EO) 122 (04/10/2020, 8pm)
*** Religious facilities, Administrative Order (AO) 2020-11 (05/02/2020)
*** Solar Projects, BPU Press Release (05/01/2020)
** DCA Guidance (amended by AO and BPU above)
   NOTE:  Non-essential construction may resume at 6am on Monday, May 18, 2020.
** Executive Order (EO) 142 (05/18/2020, 6am)
** DCA Notification (email, 05/14/2020)
* ICC Response Center
** Considerations for Converting Outdoor Spaces into Temporary Seating Spaces