NJUCC Violations and Penalties

If you violate the provisions of the Uniform Construction Code, NJUCC, it is likely that the Construction Official will issue a Notice of Violation. If it is a severe infraction, you may be issued a Stop Construction Order or Notice of Unsafe Structure. The notice will generally cite the code provision that has been violated and the procedure to be followed to correct the problem.

If you fail to comply with the terms of the Notice of Violation, you may be issued a penalty.

It is likely that you will receive violations and penalties if you are found to have:

  • started construction without a permit;
  • occupied a building without a certificate of occupancy;
  • made a fraudulent or misleading statement.

You will receive a penalty. Penalties currently may be assessed at up to $2,000 per violation. If you fail to correct the problem the penalties may escalate rapidly.

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