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Building Department
N.J.A.C 5:23-2.14 Construction Permits - when required:

It shall be unlawful to construct, enlarge, repair, renovate, alter, reconstruct or demolish a structure, or change the use of a building or structure, or portion thereof, or to install or alter any equipment for which provision is made or the installation of which is regulated by this chapter, without first filing an application with the construction official, or the appropriate subcode official where the construction involves only one trade or subcode, in writing and obtaining the required permit therefore.

If in doubt whether or not a permit is required, please call:
(201) 967-5044  Lisa x 5415 or Maureen x 5560

Construction Official: James Taormina  x 7572
Building Inspector: James Taormina
Electrical Inspector: Frank Dyer (Duffy)
Plumbing Inspector: Michael Sestanovich
Fire Inspector: Alan Silverman
Zoning Official: Vince Cahill 201-967-8172

The Building Department is closed to the public from 2pm - 4pm on Wednesdays.

2018 Inspection Schedule 

Building: Tuesday/ Thursday      9:00 am -   11:00 am
Electric:  Tuesday/ Thursday      3:00 pm -    6:00 pm
Fire:        Monday/Thursday       1:00 pm -    4:00 pm
Plumbing: Monday/Wednesday  3:00 pm -    6:00 pm

Please call the office at least 24 hours in advance to schedule an inspection and have your permit number available. 201 967-5044 x 5560

*NOTE* All renters of single family homes must apply for a smoke detector/carbon monoxide certification inspection from the Fire Prevention Bureau, prior to renting a premise.  Please call the Building Department to set up an inspection with the Fire Official.

All rentals of 1 and 2 family or attached single family structures require an inspection by the Fire Prevention Bureau.  All rentals require a cerification of smoke alarm, carbon monoxide alarm and portable fire extinquisther complicance as per N.J. Uniform Fire Code 5:70-2-3.

The property owner muist call the New Milford Fire Prevention Bureau for an appointment at (201) 967-7067.  A $35 fee is required for the inspection.

A zoning permit is required to replace and existing or new fence or shed. Surveys are required to show where the fences or sheds will be placed.  Fence permits are $75.00.  A zoning permit is needed for replacement or new shed 100 sq. feet or less. The cost for the zoning permit  for the shed is $65.00.   If the shed is over 100 sq. feet you need a zoning permit and a Uniform Construction Code Permit.  There is no standard cost for this permit as it is priced according to value of construction and labor.  You also need plans showing a foundation and size of shed including the height, building material being used and if any electric is being installed.  Please call Maria in the Building Department if you have any further questions.
Zoning Permit and Fence Permit application forms are available  on the right.

Select from the list of forms. Print out the form, fill it out, and bring it in to the Building Department for processing.  

When you need a permit illustration
2016 Inspection Schedule

Soil Moving Permit (new homes/additions)
Construction Permit Jacket 
Form UCC-170 Construction Permit appl
Building Permit Application Sub-Code Form
Electric Permit Application Sub-Code Form
Plumbing Permit Application Sub-Code Form
Fire Permit Application Sub-Code Form
Homeowner doing work - - must be signed
Generator signage - must be signed
Generator Electric Requirements
Construction permit checklist
Zoning Instruction Sheet
Zoning Limitations Schedule
Zoning Worksheet
Swimming Pool Requirements
Demo Inground Pool Requirements
Tree Permit Application
Fence Permit Application
Driveway, Sidewalk, Apron Permit Application
Landscaper Registration Application
Demo permit app & requirements
*Important* Sewer Line Connection, Easements, Cleanouts, Runoff Requirements
Cont. Certificate of Occupancy for Resale of Homes
CCO Checklist
CCO Business Application for Business Sales or Lessees
Real Estate Directional Sign & Open House Permit Application
Portable Storage Container Permit Application
Chimney Verification for fuel fired equipment
As Built Survey Requirements 
As built survey ordinance
DEP Jurisdictional Determination Application
Solar Panel Ordinance
Basement Renovation Requirements
Zoning Map
Application for Massage License
Cert of Occupancy for resale of homes (.pdf file that you can type in)
Deck Requirements

NJ Consumer Affairs Home Improvement Contractor Information and complaint info.
W-9 IRS Form
Fire Safety Permit - Type 1 $42.00