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Seal of the Town of Sparta, New JerseySPARTA TOWNSHIP
New Jersey

Frequently Asked Questions

Department: Building

  • Building/Construction
    • Do I need a permit to install a shed?

      All sheds no matter what size require a Zoning Permit.  Zoning applications require 2 copies of your survey showing the proposed location.  The application fee is $30.00.
       
      Sheds up to 100 square feet require a Zoning Permit only, no building permit is required.
       
      Sheds 101 to 200 square feet require a Zoning Permit and a Building Permit. When submitting your application, the building Department will require either a sketch of your plans for the shed you wish to build or a brochure from the manufacturer of the pre-build shed being installed.  No footings are required for this size; however, a gravel base is required.
       
      Sheds larger then 200 square feet require a Zoning Permit and a Building Permit. When submitting your application, the building Department will require either a sketch of your plans for the shed you wish to build or a brochure from the manufacturer of the pre-build shed being installed.  Footings are required for this size shed.
       
      All sheds require inspections.  Sheds up to 200 square feet only require a final inspection once completed or installed.  Sheds larger then 200 square feet require a footing inspection and a final inspection.

    • How deep is the frost line?
      Frost line depth is 42 inches.
    • What do I need to do to install a Generator?

      Portable Generators

       
      Portable generators connected to the building through a transfer switch require an Electric Permit.
       

      Permanent Generators

       
      Permanently installed generators require:
       
      • Zoning Application showing the location on a copy of the survey

      • Building Sub Code application for the concrete pad

      • Electric Sub Code application containing the following:      
      • Complete load calculation
      • Spec sheet on service rated ATS and equipment
      • Wire Sizes
      • Number and type of wire
      • Wiring method

      • Plumbing Sub Code application for gas piping and propane tank if applicable (Please include diagram)

      • Fire Sub Code application for appliance propane or natural gas fired