Deck

Required Submittals ----- Important: Project address shall be displayed on all submittals. Applications with incomplete submittals will be rejected and delayed. 

IMPORTANT: Electronic submittal document files are required to be named appropriately to ensure efficient permit processing. Review Naming Submittal Documents prior to starting ePermit process to ensure all files are labeled appropriately. See all related ePermit submittal and resubmittal requirements to help avoid delays in processing.

  • Township Approval Form - Use form to determine if township approval is required for project location.  Submit completed form with township approval signature if applicable. Do not upload if not required.
  • Survey/Detail Site Plans -  details shall include survey or other accurately scaled drawing showing:
    • Exact location of the deck, dwelling, other structures, and septic tanks/system
    • Distance to septic tanks/system and property lines
  • Building Plans- Deck plans shall include layout view and cross-section. Plans shall be uploaded as one multipage complete set (not individual sheets). Plan sheets shall only be separated if larger than 50 MB. Individual sheet uploads will not be accepted.
    • See Deck Handout for specific required details to be included on the plans.
    • The following details shall be identified on all deck plans:
      • All material details
      • Footing type, size, and location Important Note:  soil loading of max 1500 psf will be assumed without geotechnical support
      • Material type, sizes, spans, spacing, length of all joists, beams, ledgers, posts, decking, guardrails, stair stringers and treads
      • All dimensions shall be identified on plans:  length, width, height of deck, height of guardrail, identify any/all joist or beam cantilever

Optional Submittals

  • Specifications - Provide product installation specifications if any materials or fasteners require specific manufacturers’ specifications for installation.

Examples of specifications include:

Beam check sheets

Material ES Report or other listing standard details: decking, rails, other

Fastener Specifications


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