Mon-Weds: 9am-4pm
Thurs: 9am-7pm
Fri: 9am-1pm

P: 908-996-7071
F: 908-996-4196

242 Little York-Mt. Pleasant Road
Milford, NJ 08848

Building Department

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Construction Official
Mark Farneski
(908) 996-7071 Ext. 213
[email protected]

Technical Assistant to the Construction Official
Marianna Voorhees
(908) 996-7071 Ext. 211
[email protected]

Building Subcode
Kyle Smith
(908) 996-7071 Ext. 212
[email protected]

Electrical Subcode
Keith Grabowski
(908) 996-7071 Ext. 219
[email protected]

Fire Subcode
Sean Smith
(908) 996-7071 Ext. 214
[email protected]

Zoning Officer
Mike Mullin
Remote - Please Email: [email protected]

Fire Marshall
Mike Giannone
(908) 612-3592
Call to arrange smoke detector inspections

Building Department Information

This department performs all duties and responsibilities as required by the Uniform Construction Code, the International Construction Code, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, and laws pursuant to the New Jersey Construction Code.  The building department follows the requirements under the DCA, and other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Planning and Engineering.

When is a Permit Required?

A permit is generally required if an individual wishes to construct, enlarge, alter, or demolish a structure. Included in this category are those projects which change any existing structure or add to that structure, such as the following:

  • Finished Basement
  • Deck or pool
  • Addition to a house
  • Fence, shed or garage

A construction permit is also required to do the following:

  • Rearrange plumbing system
  • Install a new water heater, furnace, or fireplace
  • Install new electrical receptacles or outlets
  • Repair or replace any structural member, such as increasing the size of a window 

The following projects are examples of ordinary repairs which do not require a permit:

  • Replace siding or roofing
  • Replacing gutters
  • Painting and trim work
  • Installing, repairing or replacing any interior finish in a one or two-family dwelling. An exception is paneling, which does require a permit 

State law mandates that the Construction Official issue a fine to any person who performs work without a permit if the construction is of a nature which requires a permit.