Building Department

Phone: (973) 470-5809
Fax: (973) 470-0617

Hours: Mon. 8:15am - 7:30pm
Tues. – Fri. 8:15am - 4:15pm

Construction Official and Building Sub-code Official: Joseph Lotorto

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 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


Ernest Tedesco – Assistant Construction Official  973-470-5816

Earl Karlsen – Building Inspector  973-470-5321

Sean Fitzsimons – Building Inspector  973-470-5971

Morris Scardigno – Electrical Sub-Code Official  973-470-5970

Nick Lordo – Electrical Inspector  973-470-5970

Brian Ciaurro – Plumbing Inspector  973-470-5814

Ray Keeley – Plumbing Inspector  973-470-5812