Building Department

201-556-0520 tel
201-556-0523 fax
building@rochelleparknj.gov

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 2:30PM
To Schedule an inspection, please call 201-587-7730 ext. 100

Building Department Contacts

BUILDING
Nick Melfi
Official/Building Inspector
201-556-0520
Office hours: Tues & Wed, 4:30pm-6:00pm

PLUMBING 
Michael O’Connell – Plumbing Subcode Official/Plumbing Inspector.
Inspection hours: Tues & Thurs 4:00pm-6:00pm

FIRE
Joseph Cariddi – Fire Subcode Official/Inspector
Inspection hours: By Appointment, 201-852-1787

ELECTRICAL
Michael Dalessio 

Electrical Subcode Inspector
Inspection hours: Mon & Wed 1:00pm -4:00pm

ZONING OFFICIAL /HOUSING CODE OFFICIAL
Nick Melfi – Zoning
Jesse Damore – Housing
 

BUILDING SUB-CODE INSPECTOR 
Albert Reiner
Inspection hours: Mon thru Thurs, 4:30pm-6:00pm

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Annemarie Wells

Building permits and inspections are required for most types of construction  and alterations (residential and commercial). 

Contact the building department to help you determine if a permit is needed. We can explain what kind of documentation you’ll need with your application and help streamline the process for you before you begin.  
Building permits help to insure safe occupancies. If you see construction being done without permits or illegal occupancies please contact the Building Department. All information is handled in a manner insuring our confidentiality. 

Get started with your construction project by downloading the necessary forms you need right now Click below for a downloadable form.

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

What steps do I take when I want work done on my home or business?

A:

First call the building department to determine whether or not a permit is required. If construction will take place outside of the existing structure, bring a property survey map to the building department so that the zoning officer can review the proposed work for compliance with the Town Ordinances.  

 

Q:

Can I do my own work?

A:

You can do your own building, electrical and plumbing work ONLY in your owner occupied, single family detached dwelling. All the permits and inspections are required.  

 

Q:

Can my sump pump be configured to pump directly in to the sanitary sewer lines?

A:

No. Too much water interrupts the proper operation of the sewage treatment facility.