Building and Construction


The Building Department provides assistance to residents and commercial contractors engaged in construction, remodeling and repair within Washington Township. The building department also serves the residents of Mansfield Township, Warren County. The office enforces compliance with all State rules and regulations regarding construction.

The Building department issues permits and conducts inspections for construction, repairs and renovations, additions, electric and gas service upgrades, demolition, roofing, siding, swimming pools, sheds, replacement of hot water heaters and removal of tanks, etc.

Before You Start a Project

Please contact the department at 908-876-4711 or visit the office located in the Municipal Building on the lower floor, The Municipal building is locates at 43 Schooley’s Mountain Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853.

You should obtain a Construction Permit Application Package from our office. Complete the application(s) and submit the package and 2 sets of plans to the department for review.

When the plan review process is complete, the applicant will be notified of the permit fee. If the application is incomplete, the applicant will be notified of the missing information.

Work can be started when fees are paid and the Construction Permit is issued.

View the Permit Guide to see what permits are required for your project.   Any questions can be directed to the Building Office. 

Other Information

Code Enforcement

A significant amount of time is spent following up on construction permits that have been issued, where, in most cases, the authorized work has been completed, but the required inspections have not been requested.

All improvements, with few exceptions, are subject to increased assessment regardless of whether or not a permit has been issued or inspections performed. The sole purpose of permits and inspections is for public safety and welfare. Please request a final inspection by contacting our office upon the completion of the work allowed by the construction permit.