PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT MAY BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING FRIDAYS:
11/22 : CLOSED at noon
12/1 : CLOSED
12/20 : CLOSED
12/27 : CLOSED
The Building department will close at 3 P.M. till January 2024
Building permit applications are available in the lobby. They are also on our website under RESOURCES.
Completed applications may be dropped off in the lobby to the receptionist. Be sure to SIGN everywhere that is required by the applicant and include contact phone numbers.
If you are applying for a deck, shed, addition, pool or anything else that requires ZONING approval first, please see Stephanie McCormack in the Planning office first. For applications that require zoning, please include her approval and the survey in the permit application to the Building Department and two sets of plans.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9 am to Noon
After 12 pm
Wednesday and Friday after 1:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday Only
After 3 pm
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
After 3 pm
*(If you are selling or renting your property and need a smoke detector inspection/certification please contact the Fire Marshal at 973-208-9400)
For More information please check the Fire Prevention Bureau page
Tuesday and Thursday
After 10:00 am to 3 pm
Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday
- Electrical and Plumbing: Electrical and Plumbing work may be done by the homeowner if they live in the house. If they rent the property, or if the property is commercial, they must hire licensed contractors. If they hire electricians or plumbers, the licensed electrical/plumbing contractor must sign and seal the electrical or plumbing subcode applications and provide their license numbers. Construction work, etc. can be performed by homeowners.
- Mechanical Permits: Mechanical permits are for residential uses only. The following reasons you would need a permit is as follows:
- Air conditioning systems (with electric subcode)
- Gas tanks
- Oil tank installation/removal
- Gas Water heater
The Identification, Technical Site Data, and Cost of Work must be filled out on all applications. Applicant must provide Block and Lot (available in tax office, or on a tax or utility bill). Applications must be appropriately signed, as well as the inside cover of the CPA folder.
Plans drawn by an architect or engineer must be sealed and signed by the professional. Two sealed copies are required and one will be returned upon issuance of permit. Homeowners may draw plans for their own house. Sealed professional plans are required for commercial projects.