95 W. Veterans Hwy, Jackson, NJ 08527 Tel # 732-928-1200

FAQ

Frequently asked questions:

 

  1. How do I report a Code Violation?
  2. I am selling or renting my home. Is there anything I need to do ?
  3. What are the steps to obtain a CCO for the sale/rent of my property ?
  4. How can I obtain and file the CCO application ?
  5. What is the next step after submitting a completed application for a CCO ?
  6. Is there anything I need to do if the home I am selling has well water ?
  7. Is there anything I need to do if I have a wood/pellet burning fireplace or stove ?
  8. What if I have an open permit from the building department or have done work without obtaining a permit ?
  9. What if I am buying a home in need of extensive repair ?
  10. What if I am buying a home through a Foreclosure or short-sale ?

 

- How do I report a Code Violation?
You can call our office at 732.928.1200 x1293/1295 or email the supervisor (Ken Pieslak).

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- I am selling or renting my home. Is there anything I need to do ?
Yes, a Continued Certificate of Occupancy (CCO) is required upon the sale, rental and/or change of occupancy of any home in Jackson in order for a new owner, occupant to live/stay there.

 

If renting your home you must also complete the Landlord Certificate of Registration (click here) to be submitted along with your CCO Application.

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- What are the steps to obtain a CCO for the sale/rent of my property?

An application needs to be completed (download here) along with payment of $75.00 in the form of cash, check or money order. (Cash should be exact change)

That fee includes the initial inspection and one re-inspection by a Housing Officer, who will check for the items listed on our Housing Inspection Checklist (here). Any additional re-inspections will require a $25.00 fee be paid.

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- How can I obtain and file the CCO application?
You can download the CCO application (click here) and mail it with your check to :

Township of Jackson

95 W. Veterans Highway

Jackson, NJ 08527

ATTENTION : HOUSING (on front of envelope)

OR

You can bring it to our office located in the Municipal Annex at 65 Don Connor Blvd.

OFFICE HOURS : 8:30-4:15 Monday thru Friday, except holidays.

PHONE 732-928-1200, ext. 1293 or 1295

NOTE : You will need your Block and Lot number for the application, which can be located on your Tax bill.

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- What is the next step after submitting a completed application for a CCO?
Once your application and payment is received we will schedule an appointment for your initial inspection by a Housing Officer. Please be certain a contact number is on the application. At most times we can schedule this within a week time period but there are times when the schedule does not allow and it may take longer.

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- Is there anything I need to do if the home I am selling has well water?
Yes, you will be required to have water analysis by a Certified Company who will send your results to the Ocean County Board of Health. They, in turn, will issue a Water Certification (expires in 6 months) to the homeowner. The Housing Department will need the original white certification before a CCO can be issued.

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- Is there anything I need to do if I have a wood/pellet burning fireplace or stove?
Yes, a Chimney Certification (expires in 6 months) is required by a Certified Company that will show the chimney is free and clear of any obstructions. Needed in order to obtain a CCO.

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- What if I have an open permit from the building department or have done work without obtaining a permit?
Open permits from the Building Department must be closed
prior to the issuance of a CCO. Also, If you have had any additions (decks, etc) or performed work (install new heater or hot water heater, finished basement, shed,etc) without a permit you must obtain those permits through the Building/Zoning Department. To check on this please call the Building Department at 732-928-1200, ext 1205.

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- What if I am buying a home in need of extensive repair?
When purchasing a property that is in need of extensive repair and the repairs are not to be made until after closing, a LETTER OF CLOSING (click here) can be issued allowing you to change ownership of the property without occupancy. To request this letter you must go through the CCO application process and have an inspection of the home done in order to document the condition observed. We must have a letter from the buyer accepting these conditions. This is an AS-IS Letter (click here). The letter must either be on attorney’s letterhead or be an original notarized letter. The letter must state they are aware of the condition of the home, they are accepting it in ‘AS-IS’ condition, they will have the repairs done within 60 days (longer is acceptable with extensive work), and they will not reside in the home until all work is complete and an inspection by a Housing Officer has been made and a CCO issued.

Please note : Depending on the nature of repair, building permits may be required. You will need to contact the Building Department for this at 732-928-1280, ext. 1205

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- What if I am buying a home through a Foreclosure or short-sale?
It is usually the seller’s responsibility to obtain a CCO. However in the case of a bank owned property, it then becomes the responsibility of the BUYER’s AGENT to apply for the CCO. A buyer cannot legally request an inspection of a home they do not yet own.

 

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During 1994, we celebrated the 150th year of Jackson's existence as an incorporated municipality in the State of New Jersey. As the handwritten Legislative Act reads, "Having been three times read in the Council (the State Senate) on February 29, 1844,"

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