This office is responsible for the issuance of permits and performing inspections on building, electrical, fire, mechanical 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.
NO PERMITS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER 3PM MONDAY-FRIDAY
For utility mark-outs before you dig you must contact New Jersey One Call at 811 or 800-272-1000...It's the law! More info https://www.nj1-call.org
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
PROPERTY RESALES/Certificate of Continuing Compliance - A Certificate of Continuing Compliance (COO) is required for all property sales in the Borough. This includes residential as well as commercial properties. This form IS NOT available online, please contact the Building Department to obtain, 973-427-5555 x214.