New Jersey Uniform Construction Code (UCC)

  1. What It Is

    The New Jersey State Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Act, which was signed into law in 1975, authorizes the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs to adopt and enforce rules pertaining to construction codes and provides for the administration and enforcement of those rules throughout the State.

  2. How It Works

    For each technical subcode of the UCC, the Department adopts by reference national model construction codes, which, in turn, contain references to national performance technical standards used in construction.

  3. Who Enforces It

    n New Jersey, State-licensed, municipally employed code enforcement professionals, construction officials, subcode officials, and inspectors are responsible for the enforcement of the UCC.