Essex County Building Department

Find Essex 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Building Departments

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.