The primary responsibility of the Building Department, also known as the Division of Inspections, is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of New Jersey’s citizens. To accomplish this, the Construction Official and Subcode Officials review construction permit applications to ensure that building plans and specifications conform to the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code (NJUCC). Inspectors perform field inspections for construction projects to ensure that the construction is in accordance with the NJUCC.

The Division of Inspections issues permits to construct, enlarge, alter, renovate, remove or repair a structure.

In an effort to protect the health and safety of our staff and the public during this pandemic, we are operating with limited personnel. Individuals are only present in the office on a rotating schedule. Contacting an individual with general questions may delay a response until that individual is scheduled to be in the office.

If you are requesting general information regarding; what is needed to submit an application, status of an existing permit application, results of an inspection, or the status of a request for a Certificate, please contact this office by leaving a voice message at (732) 262-4604 or by email at Provide as much detail as you can on the nature of your inquiry to facilitate a quick response.

Daniel F. Newman Jr.

Construction Official

Daniel F. Newman Jr.

Plumbing Subcode Official

Marcel Renson

Electrical Subcode Official

Kenneth Kiseli

Building Subcode Official

Kevin Batzel

Fire Subcode Official

Clerical Staff

Betty Baptista

Violations Clerk

Nichol Ponsi

Intake Clerk (Commercial Specialist)

Chris Winters

Intake Clerk

Kimberly Wilson

Violations Clerk

Melanie Briggs

Scheduling Clerk

Matthew Fagen

Certificate of Occupancy Clerk

Lisa Rose Tavalaiccio

Permit Input/Plan Review Clerk 4

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