** The new municipal building is open to employees only. A drop box (black with yellow lid)  is located in the vestibule, please use it to drop off and pick up applications/permits.  It is checked several times daily. **

Building and construction code departments throughout the State were created by laws and regulations adopted by the Legislature in 1977 and are known as the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code.


The municipal building department has the responsibility to review, process, issue, and inspect construction permit applications for every building or structure in the community.


All of the inspectors in the Building Department hold licenses from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs in their individual disciplines and enforce the provisions of more than eleven different national codes and standards that come under their jurisdictions.

Code Books

Most code books are available for the public to review at the Berkeley Heights Public Library at the Reference Desk.