The Building Department and the Planning and Zoning Office are two divisions of the Department of Building and Development.
Plan review and inspection of all new construction in the City is the responsibility of the Building Department. Homeowners and contractors must obtain building permits for construction projects prior to beginning work from this office. The City strictly enforces these requirements under the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code. Fines and penalties for violators can be severe.
The Planning Board and Zoning Office help homeowners who need Planning Board or Zoning Board applications and approvals. Most construction projects require a Zoning Permit from this office in order to obtain construction permits. There is a waiting list to appear before the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment, so please allow extra time for the process. The Planning and Zoning Office is constantly working on maintaining the City's Master Plan and is instrumental in the Redevelopment program.
Building Department - 732-571-5690
Zoning Department - 732-571-5647
Fire Bureau - 732-571-5651