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Construction Department & Building Permit Information

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


  • Brian Laird, Construction Official
  • Deborah Gamsby, Secretary
  • Robert Menzel, Building Inspector
  • Craig Smith, Plumbing Subcode Official
  • Harold Endean, Electrical Subcode Official
  • Ken Sudol, Fire Inspector

Building Permit Information

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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