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Uniform Construction Code Office

This office is responsible for the issuance of permits and performing inspections on building, electrical and plumbing work done in the Borough. The State's Uniform Construction Code governs construction within Hawthorne and the rest of the state.  Appeals of decisions of the Construction Official can be made to the Passaic County Board of Construction appeals. This office also issues sidewalk permits.  If required permits are not obtained, penalties will be imposed. 

One Call New Jersey - 811 or call 1-800-272-1000 for utility mark-outs before you dig in New Jersey.  It's the law!   

All Home Improvement Contractors are required to register with the State of New Jersey.  Permits will not be issued to contractors without a license issued by the state.  For more information, please visit www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/HIC

A Certificate of Continuing Compliance is required for all property sales in the Borough of Hawthorne. This includes residential as well as commercial properties.  This form is NOT AVAILABLE online, available only at the Building Department 973-427-5555 X214.


2nd Floor, Suite 202
Office Hours:  8:30 am to 4:30 pm
   (No Permits issued after 3 pm) 

Phone:     (973) 427-5555 x214
Fax:         (973) 427-0410

Technical Assistant   Janice Patmos  x214

Interim Construction 

Official                     Bob Connell x215 
                               Call Tu,Th,F:10-11am

Building Sub-Code
                               Richard Stewen

Electrical Sub-Code
Official                     Ed Pepe
                                call Tu,Th:9-10am

Interim Plumbing 
Sub-Code Official      Steve Wiersma
                                call M,W,F:10-11am

Please note that all fees for the Building Department are payable by check, money order or EXACT CHANGE.

Click here for the Schedule of Fees.