Construction Official/Building Sub Code Richard Bolan
Official Building Inspector/Zoning Officer Thomas Leonardi
Plumbing Sub Code Official Paul Albanese
Electrical Sub Code Official Manny Fernandez
Fire Sub Code Official Roy Riggitano
CCO Inspector/Code Enforcement Dennis Licameli, Patrick Buglione
State Housing Inspectors Patrick Buglione, Joseph D’Angelo
Technical Assistant Jill Rossi
The Building Department is responsible for ensuring that all building in the Borough comply with all building Codes, Safety regulations, and local ordinances, which includes zoning regulations. The primary functions of the Building Department are to:
Review building plans and issue permits for construction, renovations, and demolition for all properties in the Borough.
Schedule inspections for compliance for construction, plumbing, electrical, and fire codes.
Issue Certificates of Occupancy for resale and rentals of all properties and perform the required inspections regarding these certificates.
Review permits for zoning compliance and issue Letters of Denial for Board approval when necessary.
Review new businesses for zoning compliance and issue all Business Certificates.
Issuance of Dumpster Permits.
Issuance of municipal Contractor's Licenses for commercial projects.
Investigation of property maintenance issues.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Inspection Days and Times
Building: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7 AM
Plumbing: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12 PM – 3 PM
Electrical: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1 PM – 5 PM
Fire: Thursdays 1 PM – 5 PM
CCO’S: Mondays through Fridays 10 AM – 11:30 AM
State Housing: By Appointment
Construction Official: Tuesdays 4:30 PM – 6 PM or by appointment
The Building Department also is responsible for the following:
House sales (Continued Certificate of Occupancy)
Rental of business (Continued Certificate of Occupancy)
Sale of building
Zoning application - one and two family dwellings, construction/alterations
Zoning application - business use
Zoning application - business construction/alteration
Certificate of Occupancy for new construction/addition
Smoke Detector Compliance Certificate
All inspections, permits, and demolition of any structure
Zoning approvals are needed before beginning driveways, walkways, fences, retaining walls, pools, antennas, decks, air conditioners, heating systems, sheds, signs, tree removals, and other procedures. A copy of your survey showing the proposed work must be submitted along with your signed application.
Permits are required on all water heaters (must have a permit and inspected prior to calling the DPW for pick up), boilers, roofing, siding, sprinkler systems, etc. All plumbing and electrical work done in a one-family dwelling can be done by the homeowner as long as the house is not a rental. All plumbing and electric work done in a two-family dwelling must be done by contractors licensed in the State of New Jersey.
It is important that the homeowner after picking up permit post the yellow card in the window or on the door where it is easily visible to our Borough inspectors. ALL FINAL INSPECTIONS ARE REQUIRED BEFORE FINAL PAYMENT IS TO BE MADE TO THE CONTRACTOR. THIS IS FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE RESIDENT THAT ALL WORK HAS BEEN COMPLETED PURSUANT TO THE NEW JERSEY STATE LAW 13:45A-16.2.
All rentals of any dwelling require a Rental Certificate of Occupancy. This includes all ONE AND TWO FAMILY HOUSES and multi dwelling apartments. ALL RESALES of any dwelling (residential, commercial) in the Borough of Fairview requires a Continued Certificate of Occupancy (CCO). Please be advised that violations will be subject to penalties and/or fines if required applications are not obtained.
All zoning applications, permit applications, and Rental and/or Resale Continued Certificate of Occupancy applications can be downloaded or obtained from the Building Department located at 59 Anderson Avenue. If you have a question as to whether your contractor has applied for a permit or other questions, please call (201) 943-5485.
Forms and Documents
All zoning applications, permit applications, and Rental and/or Resale Continued Certificate of Occupancy applications can be obtained from the Building Department located at 59 Anderson Avenue.