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When you need a permit

Inspections Requirements & Schedule

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Improvement Type                               

Permit Type

Remodeling of kitchen

Construction permit

Remodeling of bath


New exterior siding and veneers


Add sun deck -- portico -- porch


Permanent type swimming pools

Construction permit

Plumbing alteration, modernization and tiling

Construction permit



Finish basement for recreation rooms, laundry rooms, and game rooms, etc.

Construction permit

Finish attic for additional rooms of any kind

Construction permit

Additions to house for rooms of any kind, garage, greenhouse, etc

Construction permit

Central air conditioner

Construction permit

Other improvements and alterations not listed may need a permit; therefore please call the construction official at (973) 427-5555 x214 to check prior to commencing work.