Borough Hall: 908-245-6222
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dumpster Permits are now issued through the Construction Office
Ordinary Repairs work that does not require a permit (Click Here)
Note - all permits need a final inspection when work is completed in order to close out and receive your Certificate of approval. This certifies work was done in accordance with New Jersey UCC Code.
Additions (information)Additions or alterations must necessitate upgrading of the existing building to comply with current requirements, including, but not limited to, light, air, egress, and smoke detectors, as part of the construction. The Building Department has general guidelines available to assist residents for most home improvement projects.
All permits require an inspection, and many permits require more than one inspection. Ask our staff about the details on scheduling an inspection.
Some instances of when permits are required are follows:
What information is needed to obtain a permit?
A survey plan indicating the location of proposed construction on your property and conformity to the applicable setbacks is required to obtain zoning approvals. The survey plan must be prepared based upon a survey performed by a licensed land surveyor. A survey of your property is required. Plans must be submitted in accordance with the provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code: Two sets of plans and supporting documentation reflecting the manner in which the improvement is to be constructed or installed are required to obtain a Building Permit. All drawings must be to scale. Plans must be prepared by either a New Jersey licensed architect, engineer, or single-family homeowner who has prepared his or her own plans for construction, alteration, or repair of a structure used or intended to be used exclusively as his or her private residence and to be constructed by him or herself.
How do I know how to prepare the plans?