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Building Department

537 Totowa Road, 2nd Floor Totowa, NJ 07512

Business Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Allan Burghardt, Construction Code Official  |
(973) 956-1000 ext. 1016 | fax (973) 956-8159

Cheryl Spinella  |
(973) 956-1000 ext. 1018 | fax (973) 956-8159

John Waryas  |
(973) 956-1000 ext. 1017 | fax (973) 956-8159

Judith Wright, Affordable Housing Liaison  |
(973) 956-1000 ext. 1017 | fax (973) 956-8159



Permits are needed for most improvements to your property, if you are unsure please do not hesitate to call the Building Department to inquire if a permit is needed. Permits are required for any Tree Removal, Driveways, Sidewalks & Fence replacements.

If you would like to apply for Construction Permit Self Service, the following link is provided for property owners and/or contractors for their convenience:   Property owners will have the ability to view all permits referenced on their property including the history.  Contractors will have the ability to view all permits in which they are referenced as the contractor on the Customer ID field of the permit. 


The property owner and/or contractor can request their Username and ID through this link.   The Building Department will provide you with your Username and ID and then you will be directed to change your password.


If you would like to schedule an inspection, please call the Building Department at least ONE day in advance to schedule an inspection.


All paperwork MUST be submitted to Building Department 15 days prior to meeting date to be put onto agenda. Agenda is set first come first serve. Meetings are held in the Municipal Chambers. Forms you may need:  Minor Site Application



can be found on our FORMS page.


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Allan Burghardt

Construction Code Official, Building Sub-Code Official, Zoning Officer

Monday through Friday

 2:00pm - 5:00pm

James Booth

Zoning Inspector

Housing Officer

Property Maintenence Inspector

Wednesdays and Fridays

7:30–8:30am or 4:30–6:00pm

Richard Schopperth

Fire Sub-code Official

Fire Inspector

Monday through Friday

Ray Keeley

Plumbing Sub-code Official

Plumbing Inspector

Mondays and Wednesdays

 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Vincent Marciano

Electrical Sub-code Official

Electrical Inspector

Tuesdays and Thursdays

9:00am – 11:00am

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