Building Departments in Essex County, New Jersey

There are 25 Building Departments in Essex County, New Jersey, serving a population of 800,401 people in an area of 127 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 32,016 people, and 1 Building Department per 5 square miles.

In New Jersey, Essex County is ranked 9th of 21 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 1st of 21 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Essex County Building Departments

Find Essex County, New Jersey building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Belleville Zoning 152 Washington Avenue Belleville, NJ

Bloomfield Township Zoning 1 Municipal Plaza Bloomfield, NJ

Caldwell Building Department 1 Provost Square Caldwell, NJ

Caldwell Zoning 141 Gould Avenue Caldwell, NJ

East Orange Planning Department 44 City Hall Plaza East Orange, NJ

Fairfield Township Building Department 230 Fairfield Road Fairfield, NJ

Fairfield Township Zoning 230 Fairfield Road Fairfield, NJ

Glen Ridge Building Department 825 Bloomfield Avenue Glen Ridge, NJ

Irvington Building Department 1 Civic Square Irvington, NJ

Irvington Township Zoning 1 Civic Square Irvington, NJ

Livingston Building Department 204 Hillside Avenue Livingston, NJ

Livingston Permits 357 South Livingston Avenue Livingston, NJ

Millburn Zoning 375 Millburn Ave Millburn, NJ

Montclair Zoning 205 Claremont Avenue Montclair, NJ

New Jersey State Permits 60 Park Place Newark, NJ

Newark Building Department 920 Broad Street Newark, NJ

Newark Permits 920 Broad Street Newark, NJ

Newark Planning Department 1010 18th Avenue Newark, NJ

Nutley Building Department 1 Kennedy Drive Nutley, NJ

Orange Zoning 29 North Day Street City of Orange, NJ

Roseland Building Department 300 Eagle Rock Avenue Roseland, NJ

Verona Zoning 880 Bloomfield Avenue Verona, NJ

West Orange Permits 66 Main Street West Orange, NJ

West Orange Planning Department 66 Main Street West Orange, NJ

West Orange Zoning 66 Main Street West Orange, NJ

About the Essex County Building Department

Building Departments in Essex County, NJ are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Essex County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Essex County, New Jersey building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Essex County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Essex County, NJ zoning laws and requirements

Essex County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Essex County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Essex County Residential Housing Units
 Essex CountyNew Jersey
Total Housing Units316,1363,605,401
Occupied Housing Units282,502 (89.4%)3,213,362 (89.1%)
Essex County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Essex CountyNew Jersey
Single-Family Detached Homes97,053 (34.4%)1,754,953 (54.6%)
Single-Family Attached Homes16,453 (5.8%)289,235 (9.0%)
2 Apartments42,706 (15.1%)290,743 (9.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments44,754 (15.8%)199,314 (6.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments15,936 (5.6%)153,429 (4.8%)
10 or More Apartments65,391 (23.1%)497,820 (15.5%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing209 (0.1%)27,868 (0.9%)
Essex County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Essex CountyNew Jersey
2014 or Later1,976 (0.7%)28,644 (0.9%)
2010 to 20133,467 (1.2%)52,093 (1.6%)
2000 to 200918,756 (6.6%)289,142 (9.0%)
1980 to 199935,139 (12.4%)695,397 (21.6%)
1960 to 197958,467 (20.7%)847,137 (26.4%)
1940 to 195974,521 (74,521.0%)721,871 (721,871.0%)
1939 or Earlier90,176 (31.9%)579,078 (18.0%)
Essex County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Essex CountyNew Jersey
1 Room11,706 (4.1%)70,149 (2.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms161,540 (57.2%)1,874,131 (58.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms101,757 (36.0%)994,248 (30.9%)
6 or 7 Rooms64,598 (22.9%)923,083 (28.7%)
8 or More Rooms52,687 (18.7%)835,220 (26.0%)
Essex County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Essex CountyNew Jersey
No Bedroom12,739 (4.5%)76,253 (2.4%)
1 Bedroom57,013 (20.2%)444,677 (13.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms161,540 (57.2%)1,874,131 (58.3%)
4 or More Bedrooms51,210 (18.1%)818,301 (25.5%)
Essex County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Essex CountyNew Jersey
With Complete Plumbing Facilities281,552 (99.7%)3,204,437 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities279,924 (99.1%)3,188,970 (99.2%)