Building Department / Construction Office
The Building Department is responsible for enforcement of the NJ Uniform Construction Code.
OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday: 8:30AM - 12:30PM EXCEPTION: 2nd Thursday of each month, 12:00 - 4:00PM
Construction Official - Bob Huber The Construction Official can be seen in Sandyston Twp. Municipal offices on Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:00PM, OR BY APPOINTMENT in Montague after 2:00PM on Tuesday or Thursday.
Assistant to Construction Official (Office Contact) - Carol Territo
Building & Plumbing Subcode Official - Bob Huber Available for inspections Tuesday & Thursday, after 2:00PM
Electrical Subcode Official - Cliff Storms Available for inspections Wednesday & Thursday, 8:30 - 10:00AM
Inspections: Please call the office at (973) 293-3366 to schedule your inspection, Monday through Friday. Do not leave inspection requests on voicemail.
Permit Pick-up: Permits may be picked up in the office during the hours listed above. We can accept check or cash (exact amount only) for payment. We CANNOT accept Debit or Credit cards.
When do I need to obtain a building Permit? Click here.
What do I need to get a building Permit? Click here.
What do I need to do if I need electrical work? Click here.
What do I need to do to restore electricity? Click here.
What are the regulations for a swimming pool? Click here.
Click any of the headings below for more information
PERMITS REQUIRED: (We are currently offering amnesty!)
Unpermitted work and open permits require inspection and closure and are subject to penalties of up to $2,000, if final inspections are not made. If you have done work at your home without obtaining a permit, or have an outstanding open permit, we ask that you call the Building Department and obtain a permit or schedule inspection(s).
HOWEVER, the Montague Construction Office is currently offering AMNESTY!! for all home owners who come in NOW and apply for appropriate permits, or schedule inspections on open permits. Our goal is to protect our Montague homeowners. Call for more information. (973) 293-3366.
HOMEOWNERS NEEDING A CONTRACTOR
1) When hiring a contractor to work on your property, ask if they have a NJ Home Improvement Contractors Registration, a requirement of the State of NJ since January 1, 2006. Home improvement contractors are required to provide their NJ Registration in order to obtain permits.
2) According to NJ State law 13:45A-16.2, final inspections are required before final payment can be issued to a contractor. This requirement was instituted by the State to help protect homeowners from "fly by night" contractors who don't finish jobs, or who take deposits and never begin work.
3) Current laws allow for penalties of up to $2,000.00 for doing work without permits.
SOLID FUEL APPLIANCES (wood/pellet stoves, etc.)
With the rising cost of home heating fuels, many homeowners are installing solid fuel appliances such as wood and pellet stoves to lower their heating bills. Please be advised that permits are needed to install one in your home or business. Depending on the type of unit to be installed, a Fire, Building and/or Plumbing permit maybe required.
If you have already installed one, or you have purchased a home with an appliance without permits, you must contact our department to apply for a permit and have your stove inspected. Our main objective is to protect our homeowners from loss of life and property, and the real possibility of having Insurance compensation being reduced or eliminated if your appliance starts a fire.