State Building Official
Edward Smith, Director, Codes & Standards Division,
Department of Community Affairs
101 South Broad Street
PO Box 802
Trenton, NJ 08625
New Jersey’s Uniform Construction Code (UCC) adopts codes by regulation. The codes are administered by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Division of Codes & Standards. They are uniform statewide and local jurisdictions are not permitted to amend.
Please review the information found here for code adoption information: https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/codreg/index.html
There are several revisions reducing the height and area of wood buildings. Additionally, there are several pieces of legislation which will greatly affect wood construction.
New Jersey typically adopts the latest version of the I-Codes on a three (3)-year cycle.
Last Updated: 8/13/21