In the buying process. Does anyone know if I need permits in Middletown to redo floors and stairs?

Asked by Hector, Bayonne, NJ Wed Aug 6, 2008

Want to rip up carpeting and redo laminate floors and staircase. Does middletown require a permit to do work inside the house?

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William Leigh…, , New Jersey
Wed Aug 6, 2008
The best answer is to call the building inspector for the township. No Realtor is the defining voice. However, very few improvements of this sort require permits. "Redo" can cover a world of things, however, including structural changes that might come under the "get an engineering permit" category. Painting does not usually need permits.
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Corey Grushin, Agent, East Brunswick, NJ
Wed Aug 6, 2008
No permit is necessary for work if you are just replacing of fixing existing components of the home.
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Jack Vollenb…, Agent, Flemington, NJ
Thu Aug 7, 2008
Contact the Middletown building department. All their info is online at
There's no substitute for hearing it from the actual source.
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Sj209, Both Buyer And Seller, California
Wed Aug 6, 2008
If you are replacing carpet and laminate flooring usually no permit is required. If you are replacing a staircase (not just the covering) you are supposed to obtain a permit in most cases.
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