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Construction Department

The Construction Office is responsible for assuring compliance with the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code. We provide construction permit review and inspection services for Building, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection systems during new construction and rehabilitation of existing structures.

For information on the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards, you can review the requirements and forms online at their website.

There are sample guides and requirements available for various types of construction and renovations. Please refer to the list below for the available guides:

Please refer to the Construction section of our Online Forms Page to download permits and applications.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Q:

    What is a construction permit required for?


    A construction permit is required for everything that is not considered an ordinary repair or maintenance. Permits are required for finishing basements, decks, raised patios, swimming pools, renovating bathrooms & kitchens, water heaters, sheds, gazebos, new electrical wiring and new plumbing installations (this list is not all inclusive please contact us with any questions).

  • Q:

    What happens if I get caught working without a permit?


    A penalty of $2000 is assessed and any work done may be required to be removed.

  • Q:

    How long does it take to obtain a construction permit?


    Depending on the project if prior approvals (Zoning, Engineering, Health etc.) are not required a minimum of 20 business days should be planned for processing applications.

  • Q:

    When I schedule an inspection can I get an appointment?


    No. Every inspection is unique and some take longer than others. When we schedule the inspections we give you the next available day.

  • Q:

    What if I have an old permit that never got inspected?


    Call the office and get the inspections. No penalty will be incurred. If you are cited for not obtaining final inspections the penalty will be $2000.



1 Anderson Hill Road, Suite 103
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Tel: (908) 766-3850
Fax: (908) 766-1315

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Construction Official:
Len Perre
Tel: (908) 766-3850 ext.143

Technical Assistant to Contruction Official:

Tel: (908) 766-3850 ext.158

Electrical Subcode:
Chris Diacik
Tel: (908) 766-3850 ext.255

Plumbing Subcode:
Brady Driscoll
Tel: (908) 766-3850 ext.256

Fire Subcode:
Dennis Bettler
Tel: (908) 766-3850 ext.257

Building Inspector:
Rob Rosendale
Tel: (908) 766-3850 x158
Fax: (908) 766-1315

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