Construction Fee Schedule

Below are the permit fee schedules for the Borough of Madison and the Borough of Chatham. 

These fees are subject to change at any point. The most up-to-date fees can be obtained at the Building Construction Department office located at 50 Kings Road, Madison, New Jersey. State fees may be applied on-top of the fees outlined below. 

New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 5 Community Affairs, Chapter 23 Uniform Construction Code, Subchapter 4 Enforcing Agencies; Duties; Powers; Procedures can be found here

Permit Fee Schedules

Building Permit Fee Schedule

Buildings | Minimum Fee of $150.00

Type Fee
New, 1 & 2 Family $0.03 Cubic Foot Volume
New, All Others $0.03 Cubic Foot Volume
Additions, 1 & 2 Family $0.03 Cubic Foot Volume
Additions, All Others $0.03 Cubic Foot Volume

Demolition

Type Fee
1 & 2 Family Buildings $100.00
Accessory Building $50.00
Storage Tank $50.00 per tank
Others $200.00
Removal of Building from one lot to Another $20.00 per $1000.00 Cost + $50.00 Demolition Fee

Renovations and/or Alterations | Minimum Fee of $46.00

Type Fee
1 & 2 Family $20.00 per $1000.00 of Cost
Type Fee
Variation $100.00
Signs $46.00

Roofing & Siding

Type Fee
Commercial $20.00 per $1000.00 of Cost

CO/TCO

Type Fee
1 & 2 Family $50.00
Commercial/Others $100.00
CCO 100.00
CO Change in Use $150.00
Multiple CO $100.00 first unit & $50.00 per each additional unit

Abatement | 5:8-8.9

Type Fee
Lead Abatement $140.00 (No State Surcharge)
Asbestos Abatement $118.00 (No State Surcharge)

DCA Surcharges | 5:23-4.19

Type Fee
New Structures/Additions $0.00371 per Cubic Foot Volume
Alterations/Renovations $1.90 per $1000.00 of Value

Electrical

Electrical Permit Fee Schedule

Minimum Fee of $46.00

Electrical Fixtures & Devices

Including Light Fixtures, Outlets, Sensors, Dimmers and Smoke Detectors. No charge for residential Communications points.

Fixture/Device Count Fee
1-50 $50.00
51-76 $59.00
77-102 $68.00
103-128 $77.00
129-154 $86.00
155-180 $95.00
181-206 $104.00
207-232 $113.00
233-258 $122.00
259-284 $131.00
285-310 $140.00
311-336 $149.00
337-362 $158.00
363-388 $167.00
389-414 $176.00
415-440 $185.00
441-466 $194.00
467-492 $203.00
Fixture/Device Count Fee
493-518 $212.00
519-544 $221.00
545-570 $230.00
571-596 $239.00
701-726 $248.00
727-752 $257.00
753-778 $266.00
779-804 $275.00
805-830 $284.00
831-856 $293.00
857-882 $302.00
883-908 $311.00
909-934 $320.00
935-960 $329.00
961-986 $338.00
987-1012 $347.00
1013-1038 $356.00

Transformers, Generators & Air Conditioning Units

Kilowatts  Fee
1-10 $15.00
10.1 - 45 $65.00
45.1-111 $129.00
Over 112.5 $640.00

Motors

Horsepower Fee
1-10 $15.00
11-50 $65.00
51-100 $129.00
Over 101 $640.00

Services & Subpanels

Type Fee
Up to 225 Amps $65.00
226 Amps - 1000 Amps $129.00
Over 1000 Amps $640.00
Whirlpools/Jacuzzis $15.00
Hydro-massage Tubs/ Hot tubs $77.00
Receptacles 30-50 Amps $15.00
Receptacles over 50 Amps $65.00
Parking Lot Lights 8' or less (up to 50 lights) $50.00
Parking Lot Lights over 8'  $15.00 (Each)
Communications Closet $15.00
Signs over 20 Amps to 225 Amps $65.00
Private In-Ground and Above Ground Swimming Pools $77.00
Panel Board $65.00
Underwater Lights $15.00
Annual Pool Inspection $50.00
Each Additional Pool Inspection $34.00

Public pools new installations - Fees will be charged for individual devices, lights, motors, heaters, switches & outlets.

Note: For heating unit replacement/low voltage wiring (alarms, landscape lighting, and rain sensors) a sealed electrical application is not required, but an exemption is needed.

Certificate for commercial alarms & communication wiring

New or replacement A/C condenser or electrical water heater needs sealed application

FireFire Permit Fee Schedule

Minimum Fee of $46.00

Sprinklers

Sprinkler Head Count Fee
1-20 $91.00
21-100 $168.00
101-200 $321.00
201-400 $831.00
401-1000 $1,150.00
Over 1000 $1,469.00

Alarm Devices

Alarm Devices/Smoke Damper Count Fee
1-12 $50.00
Each additional 25 $17.00

Other

Type Fee
Standpipes $321.00
Pre-Engineered Systems $129.00
Smoke Control Systems $92.00
Gas/Oil Fired Appliances $65.00 (Each)
Kitchen Exhaust Systems (Commercial) $46.00
Fire Pumps (Install) $150.00
Underground Storage Tank $46.00

Plumbing

Plumbing Permit Fee Schedule

Minimum Fee of $46.00

Type Fee
Water Closet $15.00
Urinal/Bidet $15.00
Bath Tub/Spa $15.00
Tempering Valve $15.00
Lavatory $15.00
Shower $15.00
Steam Unit $91.00
Floor Drain $15.00
Sink $15.00
Dishwasher $15.00
Garbage Disposal $15.00
Drinking Fountain $15.00
Washing Machine $15.00
Hose Bibb $15.00
Water Piping $15.00
Stacks $15.00
Gas/Fuel Piping Connects $15.00
Water Softners $15.00
Water Heater $15.00
Steam Boiler $91.00
Hot Water Boiler $91.00
Type Fee
HVAC Unit Replacement $91.00
HVAC Unit, New $91.00
Furnace, New $15.00
Furnace with Coil $91.00
Backflow Preventer $91.00
Lawn Sprinkler Backflow Preventer $91.00
Sewer Pump $91.00
Sump Pump $15.00
Grease Trap $91.00
Water Service $91.00
Sewer Servicec $91.00
Interceptor/Separator $91.00
Air Conditioning Unit $91.00
Air Compressor $91.00
Air Piping $91.00
Medical Piping  $91.00
Medical Connection $15.00
BFP Single Port $15.00
LP Gas Tank $91.00
VAV/Heat Pump $15.00
Reverse Osmosis Unit $91.00