Dealing With the Borough of Freehold Code Enforcement Office

Borough of Freehold Code Enforcement OfficeTrying to get things done with any branch of government can be a real pain in the ass. This was my first time dealing with the Code Enforcement Office in the Borough of Freehold and boy, was it an experience.

I had to do it, so I could get a permit for the roof on my house. I really thought that was taken care of when I got my new roof installed by Richard P Koenig almost 2,000 business cards ago, but apparently not.

It took a bit of time and running around in the rain to get this completely filled out, but it only required 2 visits to the town. I had to call the roofer to find out some info about his license and when it expired. I was a bit disappointed that he didn’t recognize my name, but he’s done thousands of roofs in his time.

What I wound up doing was filling out a form with the same info 3 separate times for some bureaucratic reason detailing all the work that was done already. The Code Enforcement Officer would then come and inspect it to ensure that we did a good job. I was forced to be home between 9 and 1 (which is fine since I worked from home) and I got concerned when nobody came after 1:30.

I called the Borough of Freehold and was told that the roof passed inspection. Now, how the hell did that happen? I didn’t hear a knock at the door or the trampling of feet on my roof. Did they send a drone to inspect the roof? Or maybe a video camera on a really long stick? Oh well, I don’t care as long as it passed.

Then, I was told “oh, we don’t know how long it’ll take to get the actual certificate.” That’s a pain in the butt, but it thankfully only took like a week to process. This sounds like our crack team of local government at work.

The reason I had to get a roof permit? Because of the upcoming house sale. More on that in a future blog post… (my first ever “To Be Continued…” blog post).

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