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Code Enforcement
Scott Brescher
Construction Official

221 S. Fifth Ave
Highland Park, NJ  08904

Ph: (732) 777-6013
Fx: (732) 777-6017

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Department of Code Enforcement is comprised of four divisions:  Uniform Construction Code (building and constructions permits), Housing, Planning and Zoning, and Health.  

To schedule a construction permit inspection, please contact Karen Valente in the Code Enforcement Office at (732) 777-6013.  Your permit number is required when you call for your inspection.  If you do not have your permit number available you will need to call back.

**ALL PERMITS MUST BE PAID FOR**before an inspection will be scheduled.  The inspector's do not call before arriving for your inspection.  If you cannot be there, please arrange for someone to be available who is over the age of 18.  If you miss your appointment, you will need to call back to reschedule as the inspectors do not return the same day.  If you need to contact any of the inspectors, please call the number above and you will receive a return call when they are in the office on their scheduled day in the Borough.  

24 HOUR NOTICE IS NEEDED FOR AN APPOINTMENT.  Calls received after 2:00 pm will be made for the next available day the inspector is scheduled to be in the Borough.  If  you need to cancel an inspection, please give the office enough notice before your scheduled appointment so the inspector can be informed of the change in your schedule for that day.  The inspectors have 72 hours to do their inspection from the date your inspection is scheduled to take place.

In the case of a Road Opening, contractors MUST NOTIFY THE CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL OF THE BOROUGH BEFORE ANY ROAD OPENING to discuss paperwork and to confirm the inspector will be in town for an inspection.  For anyUST or AST that is pulled, you can call the office for an inspection for the next day and the Building Inspector will inspect between 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Building Sub Code Official:

Scott Brescher
Monday - Friday; 9:00 am - 11:00 am and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Electric Sub Code Official

Patrick Valente
Tuesday and Thursday; 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fire Sub Code Official:

Dennis Van De Mark
Monday and Wednesday; 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Plumbing Sub Code Official:

Michael Rossi
Monday and Wednesday; 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

221 S. Fifth Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Ph: (732) 572-3400