Essex County Building Permits (New Jersey)

Search for Essex County, NJ building permits. A building permit search can provide information on applying for a permit, permit requirements, land use permits, occupancy permits, permit rules, rejected permit applications, appeal a rejected permit, construction permits, demolition permits, septic system permits, renovation permits, looking up permits, checking if a permit is valid, fire code permits, certificates of zoning compliance, and water system permits.


Building Departments in Essex County, NJ create and enforce building codes and zoning rules to ensure that buildings are safe. They also review and approve building plans and issue Essex County building permits. These building permits may be required for land development, renovations, demolition, repairs, and other construction. Permits can show if a building meets Essex County fire codes and other building regulations, demonstrate that a building is safe to occupy, and they can also be used to prove that a construction project holds a valid Essex County building permit. Essex County Building Departments provide information on which projects require a building permit, how to apply for a permit, and the rules for receiving a permit. They may also provide searchable databases of approved Essex County building permits. Building Departments often provide online access to building permit rules and records.

Belleville Zoning Belleville NJ 152 Washington Avenue 07109 973-450-3410

Bloomfield Township Zoning Bloomfield NJ 1 Municipal Plaza 07003 973-680-4012

Caldwell Building Department Caldwell NJ 1 Provost Square 07006 973-403-4626

Caldwell Zoning Caldwell NJ 141 Gould Avenue 07006 973-228-6415

East Orange Planning Department East Orange NJ 44 City Hall Plaza 07017 973-266-5140

Fairfield Township Building Department Fairfield NJ 230 Fairfield Road 07004 973-882-2730

Fairfield Township Zoning Fairfield NJ 230 Fairfield Road 07004 973-882-2729

Glen Ridge Building Department Glen Ridge NJ 825 Bloomfield Avenue 07028 973-748-8444

Irvington Building Department Irvington NJ 1 Civic Square 07111 973-399-6690

Irvington Township Zoning Irvington NJ 1 Civic Square 07111 973-399-5822

Livingston Building Department Livingston NJ 204 Hillside Avenue 07039 973-535-7961

Livingston Permits Livingston NJ 357 South Livingston Avenue 07039 973-535-7953

Millburn Zoning Millburn NJ 375 Millburn Ave 07041 973-564-7055

Montclair Zoning Montclair NJ 205 Claremont Avenue 07042 973-509-4945

New Jersey State Permits Newark NJ 60 Park Place 07102 609-648-2107

Newark Building Department Newark NJ 920 Broad Street 07102 973-733-6421

Newark Permits Newark NJ 920 Broad Street 07102 973-733-3957

Newark Planning Department Newark NJ 1010 18th Avenue 07106 973-733-7516

Nutley Building Department Nutley NJ 1 Kennedy Drive 07110 973-284-4951

Orange Zoning City of Orange NJ 29 North Day Street 07050 973-266-4001

Roseland Building Department Roseland NJ 300 Eagle Rock Avenue 07068 973-226-6565

Verona Zoning Verona NJ 880 Bloomfield Avenue 07044 973-857-4835

West Orange Permits West Orange NJ 66 Main Street 07052 973-325-4120

West Orange Planning Department West Orange NJ 66 Main Street 07052 973-325-4110

West Orange Zoning West Orange NJ 66 Main Street 07052 973-325-4119


Town and City Halls in Essex County, NJ provide municipal services for their community, such as preserving vital records and issuing and filing building permits. These Essex County building permits may be required for a number of construction projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and planned construction. They may also issue land use permits related to property boundary lines, as well as occupancy permits that certify that a building meets code and can be occupied by residents in Essex County, New Jersey. These records can be used to prove that a construction project has a valid Essex County permit, find approved and rejected permit applications, or to look up building permit requirements, apply for a permit, or search for approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their building permit services.

Belleville Town Hall Belleville NJ 152 Washington Avenue 07109 973-450-3300

East Orange City Hall East Orange NJ 44 City Hall Plaza 07017 973-266-5100

Millburn Township Town Hall Millburn NJ 375 Millburn Ave 07041 973-564-7073

Newark City Hall Newark NJ 920 Broad Street 07102 973-733-3600

Orange City Hall City of Orange NJ 29 North Day Street 07050 973-266-4000

Verona Township Town Hall Verona NJ 600 Bloomfield Avenue 07044 973-857-4767

West Orange Town Hall West Orange NJ 66 Main Street 07052 973-325-4000


Building Inspectors in Essex County, NJ ensure that all construction projects meet building codes and regulations. They are responsible for monitoring designs, building materials, Essex County building safety codes, and utilities like electricity and plumbing. As part of this job, Essex County Building Inspectors issue permits for new construction, remodels, renovations, and planned construction. They also issue demolition, relocation, and occupancy permits, including inspection reports that verify that an Essex County property is safe for residents. Building Inspectors maintain records and reports on their inspections and permits, which include information about the Essex County property owners, the property, and whether the permit is valid. Their records also show Essex County violations and work stoppage orders. They provide information on how to receive a permit as well as permit requirements, and much of this information may be available on the Building Inspector website.

Bloomfield Building Inspector Bloomfield NJ 1 Municipal Plaza 07003 973-680-4053

Caldwell Building Inspector Caldwell NJ 1 Provost Square 07006 973-403-4626

Fairfield Building Inspector Fairfield NJ 230 Fairfield Road 07004 973-882-2730

Irvington Building Inspector Irvington NJ 1 Civic Square 07111 973-399-6610

Newark Building Inspector Newark NJ 920 Broad Street 07102 973-733-6421

Orange Building Inspector City of Orange NJ 29 North Day Street 07050 973-266-4104

Roseland Building Inspector Roseland NJ 300 Eagle Rock Avenue 07068 973-226-6565

Verona Building Inspector Verona NJ 880 Bloomfield Avenue 07044 973-857-4834

West Orange Building Inspector West Orange NJ 66 Main Street 07052 973-325-4112


Code Enforcement Offices in Essex County, NJ are responsible for ensuring compliance with building codes, zoning rules, and other regulations. As part of enforcing these codes and regulations, Essex County Code Enforcement often issue building permits. These permits may be required for Essex County land development, demolition, repairs, renovations, and other kinds of construction. They may also issue Essex County occupancy permits at the end of a construction project, which certify that the building meets code and can be occupied. Code Enforcement Offices may also be responsible for issuing certificates of zoning compliance, and they produce reports that show if a building has any code violations or has a valid Essex County permit for construction. Their office can also help look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or search for approved permits. Code Enforcement Offices often provide online access to their building permit records.

Fairfield Township Code Enforcement Fairfield NJ 230 Fairfield Road 07004 973-882-2729

Newark Code Enforcement Newark NJ 31 Green Street 07102 973-733-6471

Orange Code Enforcement City of Orange NJ 29 North Day Street 07050 973-266-4092

Verona Township Construction Code Enforcement Verona NJ 880 Bloomfield Avenue 07044 973-857-4834