Monday - Friday
8:00 - 4:30
379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Final Engineering Inspections/Permit Close Outs

The Engineering Department would like to inform the residents about final Engineering inspections/permit close-outs during the winter months. If a property owner is looking to obtain a certificate of occupancy for a new home, home addition, garage, pole barn, etc., and the lot is snow covered, a final Engineering inspection cannot be properly evaluated. However, a temporary occupancy certificate could be recommended to the Building Department if requested.

Since the Engineering Department cannot properly evaluate the grading to determine any impacts to the construction or adjoining properties, an escrow warranty in the form of cash or bond can be posted to guarantee all site work will be correctly completed. Once the inspection is properly performed in the spring, the escrow can be released and a permanent certificate of occupancy can be recommended. As always, contact the Engineering Department directly to schedule an Engineering inspection and with any questions.