Stillwater Township NJ official website
Call Construction Office to Schedule Inspection
Phone: (973) 383-6332 (see office hours above)
Please have your Permit # available when calling for an inspection.
The office has several subcode officials to handle inspections. Since this is a small town, inspections have to be scheduled with regard to when the inspectors are available. The following is the inspection schedule:
Plumbing: Monday/Wednesday after 12 noon.
Electric: Monday/Wednesday between 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Building: Tuesday between 12 noon and 4 p.m.; Thursday between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Fire: Monday between 9-11 a.m.
Please call in advance for the inspections. The inspectors do not automatically go out on inspections. In order to get a final approval we must be contacted to provide you that service. The Tax Assessor generally considers a property improvement complete within 6 months after the permits are taken. Therefore, please be sure to advise the Construction Department on your progress.
Building Department - Counter Form Application
Home Improvement Contractor Registration Application
Municipal Code Book
The scope and value of the work will determine which subcode permits will be necessary and how much the permits will cost. The only person that can price out the permit is the Construction Official. When permits are submitted to the office, we do our best to expedite the process. The Construction Official has 20 days to review permits if necessary. The Construction Official reviews plans so that you, the homeowner, will be building, or have built, a structure that will provide the services that you expect from it. If you are building a deck, the deck will support the weight and be structurally sound, as well as an addition or entire house. The Construction Official’s duty is to protect the homeowner, property and environment.
Fire Extinguisher/Detector Information
Zoning permits are required to make changes or additions to your property. The Zoning Officer will check which zone your property is located in and verify that the necessary setbacks have been met. A zoning permit is necessary for any type of structure on your property.