It is the responsibility of the home owner to apply for an exterior inspection, and obtain a Certificate of Exterior Appearance Compliance. Without this certificate, a home will not be approved for the occupancy of a buyer. Please see below for some general information regarding the Exterior Inspection process.
An Application for Exterior Inspection can be obtained at the Information Desk at City Hall or by clicking here.
Please click here to see an Informational Brochure regarding selling your house in Bridgeton.
Exterior Inspection Application Fee: $40.00* (check or cash only)
*This fee includes the initial inspection and one (1) reinspection. All additional inspections will be $28.00 per inspection.
Once your application has been submitted...
The Public Works Department will process the application, and your inspector will call the number provided to set a date of inspection, typically about 5-7 business days after application submittal. Once the inspection has been approved, a Certificate of Exterior Appearance Compliance will be issued and mailed to you.
The City of Bridgeton recommends that this inspection take place prior to putting the home on the market. This ensures that any issues are taken care in advance, and the inspection approval does not hold up a closing. We can not approve occupancy for your buyer until the inspection is approved.
Please do not wait until the last minute to apply for an inspection, we are not in a position to "rush" any application. The turn-around time varies from application to application. Please allow ample time for processing and inspections.The Certificate of Exterior Appearance Compliance is good for six (6) months from the issue date.