I have recently purchased an apartment in Jersey City Downtown and am about to start a rather big renovation. The reno will include the below:
- New floors & Moldings
- 2 full bathrooms (increase the size of one shower and decrease the size of the closet that is on the other side of it)
- new staircase
- new A/C (currently there are only window units, I'm looking to have a split system)
- Install washer/dryer
Now, my question relates to permits. I know that I need permits for certain types of the work (do you know which one specifically?). However, as a foreigner I am not quite sure how the whole process works:
- I do not have a letter of occupancy as it is a Coop (I own shares of the building). Where will it be noted that I've done these renovations with a permit or without one?
- Will I receive a letter or so stating that I used an official permit & licensed contractor for the work or what will be the evidence?
Thanks all for your information. I am looking for experience directly from New Jersey or even better from Jersey City.
Who is doing the work? Typically the contractor pulls the permits and they will know what parts of the job need permits. The permit itself is your evidence that you got a permit for the work, you will also need a certificate of occupancy (CO) from the building inspector when all the work is done (this is to make sure the work was done to code). Some types of work require inspections by different inspectors, for example chimney work requires an inspection by a state fire inspector. Your GC should be able to guide you further.
@Jennifer Petrillo Thank you very much for your time to answer. As I live in a Coop I am convinced that I do not have a CO (I only own shares of the building)... That's why my question came up originally...
Would you know any certified electrician/plumber that work in Jersey City?