Building codes and other legal restrictions are a part of your daily work in New Jersey. As a contractor, you must follow the law specifically to avoid any issues during inspections. The inspection process helps to ensure that you have met all the codes and the work you did is free of any violations. These inspections help to protect you just as much as they help to protect the homeowner. In the state, you should know that every job must have a final inspection, according to the Roseland, New Jersey, website.

State law requires a final inspection before the client pays you the final payment for the job. This is the law, but many times, a client will pay you before the final inspection. If this happens and something is wrong, the client may initiate litigation against you. This costs everyone a lot of time and money. It is best to avoid that by refusing any final payment until the final inspection occurs.

You can have completed permits without the final inspection, so do not make the mistake of assuming the state has completed all of its inspections just because you have the permits. The final inspection is a requirement under the law.

You must request an inspection appointment at least 48 hours prior to when you want it completed. You may make a request between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Plan accordingly to ensure you can wrap up the job on time. This information is for education and is not legal advice.