Brick Township Building Department officials say they're experiencing an unprecedented volume in inspections and they ask the public to be patient after Superstorm Sandy. 

Home in Brick damaged by Sandy (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media NJ)

Business Administrator Scott Pezarras says a little patience goes a long way as township officials work to support the thousands of homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy, who are seeking assistance from Brick's Building Department. Homeowners are seeking permits, reports, elevation certificates as well as other materials and documents.

Many residents are reportedly calling several times to check on the status of their requests, which in turn, delays the processing. Instead, residents are encouraged to speak with their contractor/builder/architect and other professionals before seeking information from township staff.

"We have supplemented the staff and opened the office on Saturdays, but we are still facing new procedures in flood zones and other changes that increase response time,” said Pezarras. “Residents should provide staff with the information needed to meet their requests and then be patient and trust that we are working as diligently as possible.”

The township website, bricktownship.net is also a valuable resource for information and frequently asked questions.