When is a construction permit required?

A construction permit is required for all work that is not considered minor work. Items such house painting, replacement of roof drainage systems and repairs or replacement of less than 25% of roofing or siding as re-roofing, siding are a few examples of minor work. Items such as reroofing, siding, water heater and boiler replacement as well as new electrical instalations are but a few of the items most frequently encountered which do require permits and inspection once completed. For questions about construction permits, please contact the Building Department at (973) 762-8120 ext. 3700 or 3900.