198 N. Washington Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 | 201-387-4055


Work Requiring Permits

Permits are issued between 9AM and 4PM

Work Requiring Building Permits (Residential and Commercial) :

  • Water heater.
  • Boiler or furnace replacements
  • interior alterations for interior of house
  • All new construction
  • Demolition, whole house, and interior
  • Additions
  • Relocation of plumbing fixtures
  • Replacement of piping to same location plumbing  fixtures
  • Chimney relining
  • Commercial roofs
  • Commercial siding
  • Residential siding using polypropylene siding materials only
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Decks
  • Sheds over 200 square feet
  • Above ground/inground pools
  • Basement alterations
  • Electric upgrades & alterations


Work Requiring Zoning Permits:

  • sheds
  • fences
  • patios
  • driveways
  • steps
  • walkways


When applying for these permits, or additions, pools and any exterior projects, you will need to bring a copy of your survey to the Building Department.

As always, if you have questions concerning requirements for a proposed project, code questions or paperwork requirements, call the Building Department at 201-387-4055, ext 4 or 4092.

The Borough requires a Certificate of Continued Occupancy on all resales of one and two family dwellings, rentals of one and two family dwellings, business rentals and changes, and new occupants prior to closing. Garage sales also require permits. (Apply for the Garage sale permit with this application form) The applications are also available at the Building Department. For further information on Resale Certificates please call 201-387-4055, ext 4 or 4092.