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N.J.A.C. 5:23 - 2.18
Inspections during the progress of work:
The construction official and appropriate subcode officials shall conduct inspections during the progress of work as are necessary to insure that work installed conforms to the approved plans and the requirements of the regulations.
Inspection by all subcodes for one and two-family dwellings for which construction must cease until inspection is made shall be limited to four as follows:
The bottom of footing trenches before placement of footings, except that in the case of pile foundations, inspections shall be made in accordance with the requirements of the building subcode;
Foundations and all walls up to grade level prior to back filling;
All structural framing and connections prior to covering with finish or infill material, plumbing underground services, rough piping, water service, sewer, septic services and storm drains; electrical rough wiring, panels and service installations, insulation installations;
Installation of all finished materials, sealings of exterior joints; plumbing piping, trim and fixtures; electrical wiring, devices and fixtures; mechanical systems equipment.
Inspections for all subcodes of construction, other than one and two-family dwellings, shall be limited to those required for one and two-family dwellings and the following; fire suppression systems; heat producing devices; any inspections required by any subcode of the regulations;
The framing inspection shall include a review for compliance with N.J.A.C 5:23-7, the Barrier Free Subcode, for the buildings required by N.J.A.C. 5:23-7.1 to be accessible.
Any additional inspections, as permitted by this chapter and as may be required by the municipality, shall be of the type and nature that construction may continue without interruption;
Special inspection schedule: Where buildings proposed for construction exceed two stories in height or by their nature pose complex or unusual inspection problems, the construction official or appropriate subcode official may specify additional or special inspections to the applicant in writing prior to the issuance of a permit and during construction in the case of unforeseeable circumstances. Where Class I structures incorporate construction techniques covered under the special inspection provisions of the building subcode, such special inspections shall be provided for. The applicant shall provide a list of special inspections required by the building subcode when applying for the permit.
(c) .
Notice for inspection:
The owner or other responsible person in charge of work shall notify the enforcing agency when the work is ready for any required inspection specified herein or required by the construction official or appropriate subcode official. This notice shall be given at least 24 hours prior to the time the inspection is desired. Inspections shall be performed within three business days of the time for which it was requested. The work shall not proceed in a manner which will preclude the inspection until it has been made.
(d) .
Final inspection: Upon completion of the building or structure, and before the issuance of a certificate of use and occupancy required herein, a final inspection shall be made, and any violations of the approved plans and permit shall be noted and the holder of the permit shall be notified of any discrepancies by the construction official.
The final inspection shall include a review for compliance with N.J.A.C. 5:23 -7, the Barrier free subcode, for all buildings required by N.J.A.C. 5:23-7.1 to be accessible.
(e) .
Inspections records: The enforcing agency shall make a written record of all Inspections, including any discrepancies or violations noted and shall maintain those reports as a public record which shall be available for public inspections during normal business hours.
Department inspections: At the request of an enforcing agency, the Department may assist the enforcing agency in the inspection of any construction, provided that the enforcing agency has submitted the plans and specifications for such construction to the department.
The construction official shall serve as an agent of the bureau of Housing Inspection of the Department of Community Affairs for the purpose of inspecting newly constructed and altered hotels and multiple dwellings in order to enforce the provisions of the regulations for the maintenance of hotels and multiple dwellings (N.J.A.C.5:10). Responsibility for inspection may be delegated to the appropriate subcode official.

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