Hall of Records Annex - 2nd Floor
1 East Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
Mr. Richard W. Hogan, Chairman
Telephone: 732-431-7460 ext. 7462
The Monmouth County Construction Board of Appeals was established by the Board of Chosen Freeholders pursuant to the Uniform Construction/ Fire Code, State of New Jersey. The Construction Board of Appeals was formed to hear appeals from the decisions of enforcing agencies within said county.
In order to have an appeal scheduled, the following information must be in the hands of the secretary prior to the specified date given to abate a violation: A completed application (be certain to provide contact information: address, phone number, email); a copy of the Notice of Violations/Orders to Correct; a check (non-refundable) in the amount of $100.00 which represents the filing fee, payable to: Monmouth County Construction Board of Appeals.
Who can appeal? The Appellant can be either the building home owner or an agent of same. If you are a corporation, however, you must be represented by Counsel.
What can be appealed? In accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.35 or N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.19, the following is a partial list: Denial of an application for a permit; Failure of the municipality to act on an application for a construction permit; Failure of the municipality to act on a application for a Certificate of Occupancy; Denial of a variation; Assessment of penalties; Issuance of a Notice of Violation, Issuance of a Imminent Hazard; Stop Work Order, Notice of Unsafe Structure; Fire Lane Obstruction; Municipal Land Use matters (call office for a special application) and other decisions pursuant to the act or regulations.
The Board typically meets on the Third Thursday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the Freeholders Meeting Room, 2nd Floor of the Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street, Freehold, N.J. 07728. For 2017 meeting dates click here. Applications shall be taken within 15 business days of receipt of written notice of the enforcing agency concerning the Uniform Construction Code and 15 business days for the Uniform Fire Code and both are strictly enforced. Imminent Hazards within 24 hours.
All hearings are subject to the provisions of Chapter 231, P.L. 1975, known as the "Open Public Meetings Act"; are quasi-judicial and a court reporter is present to record the proceedings for any future transcripts. Both the Appellant and the Municipality are entitled to one postponement each and this must be received within 48 hours prior to the scheduled assigned date. Withdrawals must be received with 72 hours prior to the meeting of the Board. Failure to appear will automatically result in a dismissal.
Construction Board of Appeals Application