Borough of Highlands, NJ
  40.40422oN by 73.990674oW


Building Department

Contact:   Kathy Burgess, Building Secretary
Phone:   732-872-1515 x210 
Location: 42 Shore Drive, Highlands
Office Hours:  Monday through Thursday, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm 

Construction Official:  Paul Vitale 732-872-1515 x210
Office Hours: Thursday 4:30pm - 7:30pm 

Inspections by appointment only.

The Building Department is responsible for enforcing the regulations of the State Uniform Construction Code, which was established by the State of New Jersey, to insure that new construction (commercial, industrial, and residential) adheres to minimum standards of workmanship and safety. The Inspectors review structural construction, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and electrical work prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy to insure compliance with the State Uniform Construction Code. The Township utilizes State inspectors to perform elevator inspections.

We know that the requirements dictated by the State's Uniform Construction Codes for obtaining a permit can be frustrating.  While it is the responsibility of this office to insure compliance with these statutes, we are here to assist you in any way possible throughout the process.

Please use the highlighted tabs for information regarding the most commonly issued permits and feel free to call or visit us at any time.