Business involving construction permits or Change of Use
Businesses Involving Construction Permits or a Change of Use
When a business moves into a space where a construction permit is involved or there is a Change of Use, the space requires a Certificate of Occupancy issued by the Construction Official prior to the new business moving into the space. Additionally, the business must also obtain a Commencement of Use Approval, and Certificate of Life/Non-Life Hazard Use. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE BY CLICKING THE ONLINE APPLICATION LINKS BELOW.
NOTE: Because Construction Permits can complicate the process, it is highly recommended that you contact the Building Department to coordinate with the appropriate Officials so that your approvals are not delayed.
Non-Condominium vs. Condominium
Much like a residential dwelling condominium (Condo), a Business Condominium is a space owned by a business within a larger subdivided building with a common area available to all other Condominiums. Although the required Certificates and Approvals are the same for that of a Non-Condominium space, the procedures and timing of obtaining these Certificates and Approvals are different. Following the links below for the appropriate business type space will guide you in the right direction.
Non-Condominium Business Space
The Non-Condominium Business Space requires only three (3) online Applications, which are to be completed by the BUSINESS OWNER. In order to receive your required Approvals, all three Applications must be submitted. For an overview of the process and fees click here for our Non-Condominium Business Registration Workflow & Fees handout.
- Zoning Commencement of Use Approval
- Certificate of Approved Non-Life Hazard Use
- Certificate of Occupancy - filed with the Building Department
- Note that this Application needs to be submitted to the Building Department when all work is complete
Condominium Business Space
The Condominium Business Space requires three (3) online Applications. The Application for an Occupancy Certificate for a Business Condominium must be completed by the CURRENT OWNER of the Condominium. In addition, the CURRENT OWNER must also obtain the required inspections PRIOR to the sale of the Condominium in order to obtain the Occupancy Certificate.
The Non-Life Hazard Registration for a Business Condominium Application and the Zoning Commencement of Use Approval are to be completed by the OWNER OF THE NEW BUSINESS moving into the space, typically AFTER a new Certificate of Occupancy is issued by the Construction Official.
- Occupancy Certificate for the Sale of a Business Condominium (Completed by the current Condominium owner)
- Non-Life Hazard Use Registration for a Business Condominium (Completed by the new business owner)
- Zoning Commencement of Use Approval (Completed by the new business owner)
NO BUSINESS IS PERMITTED TO OPERATE IN HOLMDEL TOWNSHIP UNTIL A COMMENCEMENT OF USE APPROVAL, CERTIFICATE OF APPROVED NON-LIFE HAZARD USE, AND CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY ARE OBTAINED.