COVID-19 Related Announcements

300 Engleside Avenue
Beach Haven, NJ, 08008
Phone: 609-492-0909 Fax: 609-492-6382

New Guidelines for issuing Cos.

  Effective August 13, 2020


Our current permitting software will no longer be supported by the State of New Jersey. Permits approved prior to August 13th will still be issued. Any permits approved after this date will not be issued until the week of August 24, 2020.

April 10, 2020
Executive Order 122, Interpretation and Implementation
Construction Office Recommendations

Starting Monday, April 13, 2020, until further notice:

  1. Buildings will remain closed to the public.
  2. Offices will remain open with limited staffing and appropriate social distancing.
  3. Permits submitted prior to, and after, 4/10/20:                                                                        

If the work meets the definition of essential construction, as defined in EO 122, then the permit is issued. If the work does not meet the definition, it will be processed, but not issued until the order is lifted.

  1. Projects already underway involving individual single-family homes, may continue provided the construction crew at any one time is made up of 5 or fewer individuals.
  2. Projects already underway involving a residential unit for which a tenant or buyer has already entered into a legally binding agreement to occupy the unit by a certain date, and construction is necessary to ensure the unit’s availability by that date, may continue.
  3. We will continue to inspect and close out construction work that was already underway prior to 4/10/20.

Respectfully submitted

Sean MacCotter

Construction Official, Beach Haven Interlocal

Resale Inspections Suspended

April 7, 2020
During this State of Emergency, until further notice, the Borough of Beach Haven resale inspections are suspended. There is a form, on our website, under Construction & Zoning that you need to fill out and return to us. You may email it to me along with the pictures or drop it off in our lobby in the building/zoning bin, and we will approve the C/O.  My email is

Thank you,
Donna Marie

Instructions for Resale Cert Pictures

Resale Cert Form, No Inspection

Resale Form

March 30, 2020

Message from the Beach Haven Construction & Zoning Departments

To All:

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, we have instituted a reduced staff policy. We have a limited number of people in the office so as to avoid unnecessary contact with one another.

We are doing our best to keep the permit process moving. Please do not call asking for updates as to when they will be ready. We will call you as we always have.

As a reminder, we have set up a bin in the lobby for you to drop off/pick up permits. If you are dropping of a permit, please make sure we have all the documentation needed and all information is filled out. This will hopefully cut down on processing time. If you are picking up a permit, call ahead, have property information ready and your check number. We can process the permit, leave it in the bin and you can drop off the check when you pick up the permit.

Thank you for your cooperation!

March 25, 2020
As you are aware, the Beach Haven Construction & Zoning Departments have taken steps to minimize exposure to our staff while still being committed to providing services you need to keep your projects moving forward. We are asking all of you to remind your job supervisors, sub-contractors and foremen to please maintain distance from the field inspectors. There is no need to walk the job in close proximity with the inspector. We ask that personnel remain at a safe distance. Our inspectors will inform the responsible person of any corrections needed and the appropriate sticker will be left on the job. Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated.

Construction Official: Sean MacCotter

Building Inspector: Thomas Scollan

Phone: 609-492-0909
Office Hours: 9AM to 12PM
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Technical Assistants:

Mary Ivancich
Phone: 609-492-0111 x222

Monica Johnson
609-492-0111 x225
Fax: 609-492-6382

Office Hours: 9 AM to 4 PM
Monday through Friday

Zoning Officer:

JoAnne Tallon

Phone: (609)-492-0111 ext. 223
Fax: (609)-492-6382

 Office Hours: 9am to 1pm
Monday and Wednesday

Zoning Assistant

Donna Marie

Phone: 609-492-0111 x221
Fax: 609-492-6382

Office Hours: 9 AM to 4 PM
Monday through Friday

Replace the tired fence? Afraid of the cracks in the sidewalk? A new paver patio and walkway? What about that hot tub and fire pit? These projects all require permits from the Zoning and/or Construction Department. If you have questions pertaining to getting a zoning permit, please call us at 609-492-0909.

Zoning Fees

Zoning Permit- Minor (decks, shed, a/c)


Zoning Permit-Major(Habitable area)


Fence Permit (first 300′)


each additional 100′


Curb, Sidewalk, Driveway


Engineering Fee



Impervious Lot Coverage





Piling-Processing Fee


Piling Bond


Resale Certificate of Occupancy

        Each Residential Unit


        Each Commercial Unit


        Reinspection Fee


Tent-Per event


Zoning Book
Zoning Map
Zoning Application Form
Bond Return Request Form