Building Department / Code Enforcement

The Township of South Orange Village’s Building and Code Enforcement department enforces and administers the regulations of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code (UCC), as well as the Village Codes of Property Maintenance and Housing Standards.  Supervised by a state-licensed construction official, some of the responsibilities of the department include:

  • Issuing building permits for construction, demolition, remodeling of and repair of structures, upon the approval of applications for same.
  • Issuing permits for signs, commercial, air-conditioning, oil burners and oil tanks;
  • Performing inspections for and issuing certificates of continued occupancy and certificates of habitability (for rentals);
  • Investigating complaints of violations of Village codes and ordinances dealing with building codes;
  • Coordinating all regulatory inspections relating to buildings and structures which are not vested in any other department or division. The department makes all building inspections authorized or required by general law or the Building and Property Maintenance code of the Village and enforces the provisions of such laws and ordinances.