Code Enforcement

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Division of Building

Building Department

Construction permits are required for any work not considered ordinary maintenance in the N.J. Uniform Construction Code.  Fell free to print your own Technical sheets and construction permit application forms here https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/ or stop by the building department where one of our technical assistants will be happy to assist you.

Division of Property Maintenance

Property Maintenance Division is comprised of several sub-divisions and ensures continued compliance for commercial & residential properties.  Manages vacant and blighted structures for both commercial & residential buildings.  Enforces the Property Maintenance Code.

Property Maintenance

Here you will find the information on obtaining a Certificate of Approval for Continued Occupancy (CACO) and Temporary Certificate of Approval for Continued Occupancy (TACO),

Vacant/Foreclosure Properties

It is the intent to protect and preserve the public health, safety, welfare, security and quiet enjoyment of residents and neighborhoods by requiring all property owners, including lenders, trustees, and service companies to properly maintain vacant and/or foreclosing properties, and regulating the maintenance of vacant and/or foreclosing properties in order to prevent blighted and unsecured properties.


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Information on Underground Storage Tanks for Property Owners

The State of New Jersey offers numerous programs to help property owners determine what is on (or under) their property and provides tools to help them identify and clean up any potentially hazardous contamination. The Homeowner's Guide to cleaning up heating oil discharges. Financial assistance is also offered by the State to qualifying property owners. More information on the Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Remediation, Upgrade, and Closure Fund (UST Fund) are available from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and NJ Economic Development Authority.