The New Home Warranty and Builders’ Registration Act (NJSA 46:3B-1et seq), which was enacted in 1977, requires that builders register with the State of New Jersey prior to starting construction of any new home and before offering a warranty on any new home bought and sold in the state of NJ.
Those who must register include:
You do not need to register if you are constructing a new home for your own personal use, or if you are a licensed architect, engineer, or attorney.
Note: Failure to register or maintain registration can result in fines of up to $2000 per incident.
Builders must submit a registration application along with a non-refundable fee of $200 to the State of NJ.
If your business is a Limited Partnership, Joint Venture, Corporation or General Partnership, you will also need to submit a copy of the appropriate business entity certification along with your application.
If approved, you will receive a registration card which you must show when applying for local permits.
Registration is effective for 2 years, after which you must submit a renewal application, along with the required fee.