Rutgers is the first university in New Jersey to be granted a Memorandum of Understanding by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), allowing an in-house construction review and permitting department, known as the Office of Codes and Standards.

This office:

  • Reviews project plans without incurring costs that the state would charge
  • Issues all permits and performs all inspections for all construction projects

This privilege greatly reduces waiting times and costs. Rutgers University saves close to $2 million per year on permit and plan review fees, which otherwise would be paid to the state.

Permitting Process User Guide 

Download the Permitting Process User Guide for the complete permitting process, including all materials required upon submittal. Absence of any required signatures, documents, or other material will result in an automatic permit denial.

Click a Form Number to download the appropriate, fillable document.


Construction Application (Jacket)


Building Subcode Technical Section


Electrical Subcode Technical Section


Plumbing Subcode Technical Section


Fire Protection Subcode Technical Section


Mechanical Inspection Technical Section


Elevator Subcode Technical Section