An Update Regarding Dune Deck Construction Regulations

DUNE DECK REGULATIONS – R322.3.3 of the Uniform Construction Code

The State Department of Community Affairs (DCA) recently confirmed R322.3.3 of the Uniform Construction Code that states:

Buildings and structures erected in coastal high-hazard areas shall be supported
on pilings or columns and shall be adequately anchored to such pilings or columns.

A DCA spokesperson told the Construction Office that this means that all dune platforms on the ocean are considered structures and, if in a V zone, must be on pilings.

Your engineer or architect can guide you if you are planning to build a dune platform or dune deck as a permit is required.