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Lambertville, NJ  08530 

Generator Installation Requirements

One and Two Family Residential only

 

PERMANENT GENERATORS

  1. Obtain approvals from any required agency that has jurisdiction over your property. For example: your Homeowner's Association or the Historical Preservation Commission.
  2. Obtain approval from the City Officer.
  3. Obtain a Construction Permit - submit all the manufacturers' installation

 

PROPANE OR NATURAL GAS GENERATORS

Requirements:

  • Electric, Plumbing & Fire Subcode forms
  • A permit application jacket with the proper signatures on the inside cover.
  • A gas riser diagram showing the entire gas piping system, including all existing appliances with BTU ratings, pipes sizes and lengths.
  • A Load Calculation will be required for all automatic systems to show the generator is appropriately sized for your home.
  • Some installations will require a Building Subcode as well depending on the location of the generator and the type.

 

TEMPORARY GENERATOR INSTALLATIONS

Requirements:

  • As a general rule no approvals from your Homeowner's Association or the City Zoning Officer is required.
  • A Construction Permit is required for any modification to the electric system or wiring in your home, this will include temporary wiring through an electric outlet.
  • It is required that some sort of permanent transfer switch be installed to facilitate the temporary connection of a generator. This will allow you to control which circuits in your home are fed with generator power and will prevent the possibility of explosion or fire when the main electricity comes back on line. An electric permit is required for this installation.
  • The generator needs to be located outside in a well ventilated area.

 

COMMERICAL OR MULTIFAMILY INSTALLATIONS

Requirements

  • Please check with the City Construction Office for further information.