Township of Ocean, Ocean County, New Jersey

Construction & Zoning Office

Office Hours of Construction and Zoning
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday
Phone Number 609-693-3302


100      Reception/TACO – Jessica Napolitano  –

108      Zoning Assistant – Ashly Harper–    

108      Code Enforcement – Laurie Clune –   

102      Zoning Official – Laurie Clune –

103      Fire Official – Ron Piszar –

104      Plumbing Official – Martin Tellekamp –

105      Building Official - Ken Triano -

106      Electric Official  - Robert Borris–

107      Construction Official – Louis Fischer

Zoning Maps:

West of Parkway                    East of Parkway

Zoning and Construction permits are required before commencing any work in the Township of Ocean that involves construction, renovation, repairs, additions, alterations, or reconstruction of your residence.

Examples include:

  1. New homes / Additions
  2.  Demolition / Asbestos removal
  3. Screen rooms, 3 season room, deck enclosures etc.
  4. Roofing / siding
  5. Lawn sprinkler
  6. Decks and stairs
  7. Remodeling interiors / alterations
  8. Water heaters
  9. HVAC systems / heat and or air conditioning replacements or new installations
  10. Water/sewer replacement
  11. Rewiring electric of any type or voltage, or new electric installations
  12. Re-piping of plumbing, or new  plumbing installations
  13. Re-piping of  gas lines, or new  gas installations 
  14. Re-pipe of oil lines, or new installations
  15. Oil  tank removal and or replacement
  16. Pools  in ground or above ground / spas / hot tubs
  17. Window/door replacement if different than existing
  18. Sheds or similar structures
  19. Retaining walls
  20. Solar systems
  21. Alarm systems / burglar and or fire
  22. Fireplaces / chimneys
  23. Satellite dishes
  24. Signs
  25. Fire sprinkler systems
  26. Tenant fit-outs

Ordinary Maintenance does not require a permit.
Some examples of ordinary maintenance include:
A)  painting
B)  wallpapering
C)  faucet or fixture replacement without remodeling bathroom or kitchen
D)  drain cleaning
E)  installing battery type smoke or CO alarms
F)  replace  switches, light fixtures or outlets of 20 amps or less with exact size and style
G) replace  kitchen cabinets with same style/size/ location

These are not end all lists.