NJ Construction Permit Data

data.nj.gov | Last Updated 13 Mar 2019

Data received as of 03/07/2019. Contains information about construction permits issued in New Jersey. Data is collected from most, but not all municipalities that issue permits. It is processed and updated monthly. Data may be purged after 18 months have elapsed since the certificate issuance. Accuracy of this data is not guaranteed, it may contain errors, and may not be complete. Data for permits issued in the immediate previous two months has not been reviewed. We have no data for these municipalities: ALPHA WARREN 2102, ANDOVER BOROUGH SUSSEX 1901, LAKEHURST OCEAN 1513, NATIONAL PARK GLOUCESTER 0812, PINE BEACH OCEAN 1522, QUINTON SALEM 1711, TAVISTOCK CAMDEN 0433, VICTORY GARDENS MORRIS 1437, WINFIELD UNION 2021, WOODLYNNE CAMDEN 0437

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This dataset has the following 44 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Muni CodecomutextMunicipality Code. WARNING: This is not the Treasury Property Tax Code. This is MUNICIPALITY_CODE_DCA in this dataset: https://data.nj.gov/Reference-Data/Municipalities-of-New-Jersey/k9xb-zgh4/data
Municipality NamemuninametextMunicipality Name.
CountycountytextCounty of Municipality.
Record IDrecordidtextThis, along with comu is the primary key of the mainframe dataset.
BlockblocktextProperty tax block number.
LotlottextProperty tax lot number.
Permit NumberpermitnotextThis is the permit number listed on the documents provided to the applicant.
StatusstatustextP is Permit Issued, and C is Certificate Issued.
Permit Status DescriptionpermitstatusdesctextPermit or Certificate, decoded from Status.
Permit Datepermitdatecalendar_dateThis is the date the permit was issued.
Certificate Datecertdatecalendar_dateThis is the date the certificate was issued.
Permit Typepermittypetext04, 05, 06, 13 = New, Addition, Alteration, Demolition.
Permit Type DescriptionpermittypedesctextNew, Addition, Alteration, Demolition, decoded from Permit Type.
Updateupdatetext"X" indicates this record represents a permit update.
Certificate TypecerttypetextType of certificate issued, CA, CC, CCL, CCO, CO, TCC, TCO.
Certificate Type DescriptioncerttypedesctextDecoded from Certificate Type. Certificate of Approval, Certificate of Compliance, Certificate of Compliance Lead Abatement, Continued Certificate of Occupancy, Certificate of Occupancy, Temporary Certificate of Compliance, Temporary Certificate of Occupancy.
Certificate CountcertcountnumberTotal number of certificates issued with regard to this permit.
Building FeebuildfeenumberIndicates the amount of the Building Subcode Fee. Non zero value indicates this trade involved in permit.
Plumbing FeeplumbfeenumberIndicates the amount of the Plumbing Subcode Fee. Non zero value indicates this trade involved in permit.
Electrical FeeelectfeenumberIndicates the amount of the Electrical Subcode Fee. Non zero value indicates this trade involved in permit.
Fire FeefirefeenumberIndicates the amount of the Fire Subcode Fee. Non zero value indicates this trade involved in permit.
DCA FeedcafeenumberIndicates the amount of the DCA State Permit Surcharge Fee.
Certificate FeecertfeenumberIndicates the amount of the Certificate Fee.
Elevator FeeelevfeenumberIndicates the amount of the Elevator Subcode Fee. Non zero value indicates this trade involved in permit.
Other FeeotherfeenumberIndicates the amount of any other fee. Currently any Mechanical Subcode Fee is included in this column.
Total FeetotalfeenumberThe sum of all of the fees.
VolumecubicnumberVolume of the building involved in the construction permit.
Square FeetsquarefeetnumberSquare foot area of the building involved in the construction permit.
Construction CostconstcostnumberValue of construction involved in the permit, as reported by the applicant.
Sale Units GainedsalegainednumberInteger value indicating the number of residential housing units for sale created. A negative value means housing units lost.
Rental Units GainedrentgainednumberInteger value indicating the number of residential housing units for rent created. A negative value means housing units lost.
Use GroupusegrouptextIBC Use Group codes.
Use Group DescriptionusegroupdesctextDecoded from Use Group.
Census Item NumbercensusnumbernumberCensus item number from US Census Bureau Form C-404, Sections 3 and 4.
Census Item Number DescriptioncensusdesctextDecoded from Census Item Number.
Publicpublictext"X" indicates property is a public building.
Storagestoragetext"X" indicates the permit relates to an underground storage tank.
Manufacturedmanufacturedtext"X" indicates the building is a manufactured building.
Hud Sealhudsealtext"X" indicates the building is a HUD approved manufactured housing building.
SourcesourcetextSoftware used by the municipality to generate the data record.
Source DescriptionsourcedesctextDecoded from Source.
VersionversiontextVersion of Software used by the municipality to generate the data record.
Process Dateprocessdatecalendar_dateProcess Date on Mainframe.
PKpktextPrimary Key on Mainframe Table.