Borough of Northvale Northvale, New Jersey 116 Paris Avenue, Northvale, New Jersey Ph 201-767-3330 Fax 201-767-9631
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Building Department
(Main Number)

201-767-3330 ext 213
201-767-0372 Fax

Robert Connell
Construction Code Official, Building Inspector
201-767-3330 ext 215

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Julia Martino
Technical Assistant
201-767-3330 ext 213
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Tracy Jeffery
Property Maintenance
Zoning Officer
Code Enforcement Officer
201-767-3330 ext 217

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Nicole Cowley
Planning Board Secretary
201-767-3330 ext 220
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Richard Hess
Electrical Inspector/Fire Inspector

Charles Thomas
Fire Inspector

Chuck Batch
Fire Subcode Official

David Donnarumma
Fire Official
201-767-3330 ext 214

Brian Drewes
Plumbing Inspector

PDF 2021_Building_Dept_Dir-Hrs.pdf

Useful Forms
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PDF Application_for_UCC_Variation (47kb)

PDF UCC_Jacket (307kb)

PDF UCC_Business_Certificate_of_Occupancy (622kb)

PDF Building_SubCode_Form (127kb)

PDF Electrical_Inspection_Form (1.09mb)

PDF Fire_SubCode_Application (559kb)

PDF Plumbing_SubCode_Form.pdf (500kb)

Zoning Review Application (28kb)

Zoning Limiting Schedule (57kb)

Construction Permit Application (32kb)

PDF Mechanical_Tech_Sheet (62kb)

PDF Deck_Information.pdf (872kb)

Certificate of Continued Occupancy (318kb)

Smoke Detector, CO & Fire Extinguisher Packet (198kb)

Garage Sale Application (28kb)

Government Records Request Form (188kb)

PDF Business Census 2013 (145kb)

Code & Ordinances

Borough Code
Borough Code now on internet, to access click on link below

Useful Links

New Jersey Home Improvement Contractor’s Registration

Northvale Zoning Map (497 kb)

Borough Zoning Code (2.4mb)

Swimming Pool Ordinance (28kb)

Maser_AIN_Study_12-16-20 (4.73Mb)

Study_Area_Map (1008kb)

Building Department | Planning Board | Board of Adjustment

2021 Meeting Dates

All meetings start at 7:30 PM

January 5 [Agenda]

2021 Meeting Dates

All meetings start at 7:30 PM

January 6 [Agenda] [Minutes]
January 20 [Agenda] [Minutes]
February 3 [Agenda] [Minutes]
February 17 [Agenda] [Minutes]
March 3 [Agenda]
March 17 [Agenda] [Minutes]
April 7 [Agenda] [Minutes]
April 21 [Agenda]
May 5
May 19 [Agenda] [Doc A] [Doc B] [Doc C] [Doc D]
[Doc E] [Doc F] [Doc G] [Doc H]
June 2 [Agenda] [Minutes]
June 16
July 7 [Agenda] [Minutes]
July 21 [Agenda] [Minutes]
August 4 [Agenda] [Minutes]
August 18 [Agenda] [Minutes]
September 1 [Agenda] [Minutes]
September 15 [Agenda] [Minutes]
October 6 [Minutes]
October 20 [Cancelled]
November 3 [Agenda] [Minutes]
December 1

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Inspection Dates & Times

Electrical Inspections:
Tuesday & Thursday afternoons by appointment

Plumbing Inspections:
Wednesday & Friday mornings by appointment

Fire Inspections:
By appointment; check with the Technical Assistant.

Building and Zoning Inspections:
By appointment; check with the Technical Assistant.

Having Work Done Around Your House?

Contractors are responsible for the removal of any construction material that they remove from your home, including fencing material. Homeowners doing their own work should call our refuse collection company Interstate Waste Services at 201-768-5407 to find out what they will pick up and when and if there is an additional charge.

Garage Sale Permits

There is a fee of $10.00 for garage sale permits and they will be issued to any one address only four times during any calendar year. No such permit shall be issued for more than two consecutive days. Call DJulia Martinothe Building Department Technical Assistant at 201-767-3330 Ext. 213 or visit the building department for this permit or download these forms and others forms left hand column of this page.

Replacing an appliance? Get a permit.

It is required by law that a permit be taken out before a hot water heater or furnace is replaced. Many people complain about this and others try to avoid this, but there is a good reason for this requirement. After installation/replacement, an inspector will be sent to see if it has been properly installed. It seems like it’s easy, but there are several items in the installation phase that could cause injury, fire or death (carbon monoxide poisoning) if not properly installed. Operating these appliances without obtaining a permit and being properly inspected will result in a $250.00 fine.

Building a Deck?

If you are building a deck, building code requirements can be found on the left hand column of this page.

Selling Your Home?

The law requires a Certificate of Continued Occupancy if you are selling your home, issued by the Building Department twenty days before your closing. You can obtain forms on-line or call the building department at 201-767-3330 ext. 213 for further information.

Planning Board/Board Of Adjustment

The Planning Board/Board of Adjustment reviews individual applications for residential and commercial property use. This review is to see whether they conform to the Borough’s Master Plan and the Ordinances that are adopted by the Borough and by the State. Zoning ordinances may include such items as fences, parking, additions, sheds, various signage, expansion of non-conforming uses, and usage of residential or commercial property. In addition, if the use requested or the principal structure on the application is not permitted in the zone, then an application should be made to the Board for relief. For further information, call 201-767-3330 Ext. 220.

Planning Board/Board Of Adjustment Meetings

The Planning Board/Board of Adjustment meets the first and third Wednesday’s of each month. There will be only one meeting held the first Wednesday in November and December. All applications must be filed 10 days prior to the meeting with the Board Secretary, Nicole Cowley, 201-767-3330 ext. 220


200' Property List: $10.00
Zoning Booklet: $10.00
Site Plan Review Booklet: $5.00
Subdivision Booklet: $10.00
Zoning Map: $3.00
Tax Assessment Map: $5.00
Master Plan: $40.00
Master Plan Map: $3.00