New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA) Responsibilities
State of NJ – Department of Community Affairs – NJDCA
Uniform Construction Code
The State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs – NJDCA is responsible for the adoption of the Uniform Construction Code of the State of New Jersey (UCC). The UCC is the standard that is to be followed for the issuance of construction permits in every municipality in the state.
The UCC, N.J.A.C. 5:23-1 et seq. provides administrative rules to be followed, adopts and amends other model codes for technical standards for building, electrical, plumbing and other types of permits. It also establishes the criteria for licensing of code officials and inspectors, as well as rules for creating local enforcing agencies (often thought of as building departments).
Residential Site Improvement Standards (RSIS)
The Residential Site Improvement Standards provide requirements for the construction of municipal improvements–such as streets, sidewalks, sewers, water mains and drainage systems–when one applies for a subdivision of land for residential purposes.
The standards are based upon recommendations made by the Site Improvement Advisory Board (SIAB). They are to be used in every municipality in the state.