Building Departments in Union County, New Jersey

There are 10 Building Departments in Union County, New Jersey, serving a population of 557,320 people in an area of 103 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 55,732 people, and 1 Building Department per 10 square miles.

In New Jersey, Union County is ranked 15th of 21 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 3rd of 21 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Union County Building Departments

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

Cranford Township Building Department 364 North Avenue East Cranford, NJ

Cranford Zoning 8 Springfield Avenue Cranford, NJ

Kenilworth Building Department 567 Boulevard Kenilworth, NJ

Linden Zoning 301 Wood Avenue Linden, NJ

New Providence Zoning 360 Elkwood Avenue New Providence, NJ

Roselle Park Building Department 110 Westfield Avenue East Roselle Park, NJ

Springfield Building Department 100 Mountain Avenue Springfield, NJ

Springfield Building Department 2159 Jacksonville Jobstown Road Springfield, NJ

Summit Zoning 512 Springfield Avenue Summit, NJ

Union County Planning Department 10 Elizabethtown Plaza Elizabeth, NJ

About the Union County Building Department

Building Departments in Union 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 Union 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:
  • Union County, New Jersey building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Union County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Union County, NJ zoning laws and requirements

Union County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Union 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.

Union County Residential Housing Units
 Union CountyNew Jersey
Total Housing Units201,9163,605,401
Occupied Housing Units188,987 (93.6%)3,213,362 (89.1%)
Union County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Union CountyNew Jersey
Single-Family Detached Homes100,035 (52.9%)1,754,953 (54.6%)
Single-Family Attached Homes9,052 (4.8%)289,235 (9.0%)
2 Apartments29,644 (15.7%)290,743 (9.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments14,186 (7.5%)199,314 (6.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments7,496 (4.0%)153,429 (4.8%)
10 or More Apartments28,203 (14.9%)497,820 (15.5%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing371 (0.2%)27,868 (0.9%)
Union County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Union CountyNew Jersey
2014 or Later1,313 (0.7%)28,644 (0.9%)
2010 to 20132,092 (1.1%)52,093 (1.6%)
2000 to 200910,974 (5.8%)289,142 (9.0%)
1980 to 199919,770 (10.5%)695,397 (21.6%)
1960 to 197941,932 (22.2%)847,137 (26.4%)
1940 to 195968,260 (68,260.0%)721,871 (721,871.0%)
1939 or Earlier44,646 (23.6%)579,078 (18.0%)
Union County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Union CountyNew Jersey
1 Room5,377 (2.8%)70,149 (2.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms112,527 (59.5%)1,874,131 (58.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms59,447 (31.5%)994,248 (30.9%)
6 or 7 Rooms56,458 (29.9%)923,083 (28.7%)
8 or More Rooms43,658 (23.1%)835,220 (26.0%)
Union County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Union CountyNew Jersey
No Bedroom5,723 (3.0%)76,253 (2.4%)
1 Bedroom26,525 (14.0%)444,677 (13.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms112,527 (59.5%)1,874,131 (58.3%)
4 or More Bedrooms44,212 (23.4%)818,301 (25.5%)
Union County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Union CountyNew Jersey
With Complete Plumbing Facilities188,240 (99.6%)3,204,437 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities186,940 (98.9%)3,188,970 (99.2%)