Building/Uniform Construction Code Division


The construction sub-code officials serve the citizens of Orange by enforcing the Uniform Construction Code of the State of New Jersey.  The Building Division is comprised of five sub-code functions: Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire and Elevators, which help to enforce the Uniform Construction codes.  Some activities may also require Zoning approval. Permits are required for most projects.  Reviews with contractors by appointment only.  Please allow 24 hours advance notice to schedule an appointment for an inspection.  Inspections should be performed within 3 business days of the time for which it was requested.

    UCC applications for the following subcodes:
    Building, Electrical, Fire, Mechanical Inspector, Elevator, Plumbing Staffing & Scheduling Information
    Hours for all Inspections – 10 am to 2 pm CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL/BUILDING SUBCODE– Paul Arthur
    Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 pm
    Telephone: 973-266-4104 PLUMBING SUBCODE OFFICIAL
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    Telephone: 973-266-4102 ELECTRICAL SUBCODE OFFICIAL
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    Telephone: 973-266-4095 FIRE SUBCODE OFFICIAL
    Telephone: 973-266-4012 ELEVATOR SUBCODE OFFICIAL – Joe Castellore
    Appointments: Tuesday - Thursday
    Office/Inspections: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Telephone: 201-653-5242 ZONING OFFICER - Curtiss Webb
    Appointments: Monday – Wednesday - Friday
    Office: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Telephone: 973-266-4092 General Information Permits and Zoning Approvals are required for:
    Additions and alterations to all properties
    Sheds over 100sq feet
    Decks Permits are required for:
    Roofing and siding
    Installation of new burglar and/or fire alarm system
    Replacement of any heating or cooling system and/or hot water heater.
    Change in fuel from oil to natural gas, require oil tank abandonment within six months (demolition permit) Zoning approvals are required for:
    Sheds under 100sq feet
    Driveway Expansion Note: All work items listed above are provided for illustrative purposes only and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of work requiring construction permits.