Inspections & Land Use

The Construction Code office handles all permits and inspections for all building, plumbing, electrical and fire protection work performed in the Borough under the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code.

The Zoning Enforcement office handles enforcement of the Borough's zoning ordinance and applications to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment.

The Fire Prevention office handles inspections under that state code and issuance of Certificates of Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Fire Extinguisher Compliance unpon change of ownership.

The Code Enforcement office handles enforcement of the Borough's property maintenance code, grabge & recycling requirements  and other local codes.

The Planning Board is responsible for review and approval of applications for site development and subdivision of property,  and for reviewing and approving applications for certificate of compliance for commercial properties.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment reviews applications for variances to requirements of the Borough's Zoning Ordinance anmd hears appeals of decisions of the Zoning Officer.

The Borough is aggressively enforcing rules against the creation of illegal dwelling units such as basement apartments, attic apartments, unlicensed rooming houses or subdividing homes without permits.  These situations create safety hazards and adversely affect the quality of life in our neighborhoods.  If you have information about such illegal occupancies, please contact this office at (973) 427-5555 ext 214.