Building & Construction Department

About the Department


The mission of the Building Department is to assure the health and safety of the people who live, work and otherwise make use of all structures by the consistent and thorough enforcement of the Uniform Construction Code, as adopted by, the State of New Jersey.  

Upon submission of a completed application (including any prior approvals), we have 20 business days to prepare your permit.  The details of your project are first entered into our system and then it begins the review process where the subcode officials review plans and provide approval with the final sign off by the Construction Official.  The last step includes the permit number being issued and the cost calculated.  The responsible party will be notified by telephone which will include the total cost for the permit(s).  Please make note, for both Madison and Chatham Borough our form of payments are cash or a check made payable to:  Borough of Madison.