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Municipal Building
195 Changebridge Road
Montville, NJ 07045-9498
(973) 331-3318
(973) 334-0180 (fax)

  • Brian Laird, Construction Official 973-331-3318
  • Deborah Gamsby, Administrative Clerk 973-331-3318
  • Craig Smith, Plumbing Sub-code Official 973-331-3318
  • Harold Endean, Electrical Sub-code Official 973-331-3318
  • Ken Sudol, Fire Inspector 973-331-3318

Building Permit Information

What steps are involved in the Construction Permit Process?
The Uniform Construction Code (UCC) provides a specific process for construction permits.  This process is illustrated on the UCC-Construction Process Flowchart

When do you require a building permit?
Building permits must be obtained from the Montville Construction Department before making any of the following changes to a building:
  • Replacing a roof
  • Installing new siding
  • Adding a bedroom or bathroom
  • Adding an addition
  • Interior alterations
  • Constructing a deck
  • Enclosing a porch
  • Installing a dishwasher
  • Replacing an electric stove with a gas stove
  • Finishing a basement

When don't you require a building permit?
  • Repairing roofing or siding materials with like material, if the area doesn't exceed 25 percent of the roof within a year
  • Repairing and replacing duct work
  • Installing floor material, including carpeting
  • Painting the exterior or interior
  • Replacing any window or door, if no change in the dimensions or framing of the opening is involved
  • Covering walls, plastering or placing a drywall on an existing wall
  • Replacing glass in any window or door, if the glass conforms to minimum requirements
  • Replacing any faucet or valve, if the piping system doesn't have to be rearranged
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