Passaic County Building Department

Find Passaic County New Jersey building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections. Building Departments provide information on certificates of occupancy (CO), building codes, construction codes, inspections, safety, violations, permits, community planning, zoning laws, regulations, ordinances, maps, and land use.


Clifton City Building Department 900 Clifton Avenue Clifton NJ 07013 973-470-5801


Clifton Planning and Zoning Department 900 Clifton Avenue Clifton NJ 07013 973-470-5808

Hawthorne Zoning 445 Lafayette Avenue Hawthorne NJ 07506 973-427-4889

Passaic Planning Department 330 Passaic Street Passaic NJ 07055 973-365-5633

Passaic Zoning 330 Passaic Street Passaic NJ 07055 973-365-5632

Ringwood Building Department 60 Margaret King Avenue Ringwood NJ 07456 973-962-7880

Totowa Borough Planning Department 537 Totowa Road Totowa NJ 07512 973-956-7929

West Milford Building Department 1480 Union Valley Road West Milford NJ 07480 973-728-2780

How much does a building permit cost?

Building permit fees vary significantly from one locality to another. The fees are usually based on the total cost of the project.

If I have been issued a building code violation, can I appeal?

Yes, a building code violation can be appealed. In most cases, a local board will hear building code appeals. An appeal should be filed as soon as possible, as some jurisdictions impose deadlines for submitting appeals. The appeals process may require a fee.

Can the Building Department recommend a local home improvement contractor?

Local Building Departments are generally reluctant to recommend specific contractors. However, many will provide a list of licensed contractors that serve the local area.