The Department issues permits for residential, commercial and industrial construction and certificates of approval and occupancy. It conducts building, electric and plumbing subcode inspections in order to determine that all work is completed in accordance with the State Uniform Construction Code and all applicable prior approvals. All subcode officials are licensed by the State of New Jersey as Class 1, which is the highest rating offered by the State.
The Department is self-supporting through fees generated from permits and certificates. The Department also administers and inspects for Certificates of Business Compliance for all commercial property sales and tenant transfers All inspections may be scheduled by calling the Department at 973-470-5809 between 8:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.
This Department Oversees
The issuance of building permits for home improvements and certificates of occupancy
The scheduling of construction inspections
The reporting of all construction data to the State
Obtaining a building permit assures that the contractor is licensed and completes the work according to code