Sellers: New Certificate of Occupancy Requirements for Toms River NJ

Mortgage and Lending with CMG Home Loans NMLS 248937

This is pretty important news, We are just a few months away from new Certificate of Occupancy requirements for any Toms River Re-sale.

I took a quick look at the requirements and they appear to be significant, and possibly the most difficult CO inspection in our area (probably similar to Island Heights if not more difficult)

  It is Chapter 253 “continued Use and Occupancy of Residential Dwellings”

It states:

No residential dwelling in the Township may be sold, re-sold, or transferred without the seller thereof obtaining a Municipal Certificate of Continued Use and Occupancy (“MCCUO”) from the Division of Code Enforcement.

The “Biggies” I see:

  • No open or unresolved building, zoning, permits code enforcement etc…
  • Furnace certification provided by a licensed HVAC contractor
  • Well Cert
  • Fireplace/chimney certification
  • Specific outdoor  electrical requirements
  • Certified oil tanks
  • And the list goes on with GFCIs inside and out, Egress, Graspable handrails and more with well over 20 items on the plan

The cost for this is an application fee of $300 with additional charges on top of that if needed. Not to mention hiring licensed contractors to do inspections will add hundreds if not more to the cost in selling a home

This will go into effect July  1, 2022. You can read the entire “fun” Here:  (and to save you time, scroll to page 7. The details are on pages 7-10)


Plan accordingly- this screams for the potential of closing delays if the Seller does not apply and get the “MCCUO”




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Robert Rauf 
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