***PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BUILDING DEPT. WILL BE CLOSED FOR TRAINING ON FRIDAY, JUNE 10. Please call and leave a message or email and they will respond upon return on Monday, June 13.***
Please contact Lisa Hoiem 201-664-2346 ext. 1000 to schedule inspections and for construction permit issues.
Please contact Maria Haag 201-664-2346 ext. 1065 for Certificate of Continuing Occupancy, zoning or land use issues.
Permit applications can be dropped off and picked up in the vestibule/foyer in front of Town Hall, which is open 24 hours daily, 7 days a week. Please put checks in the lockbox on the door, also in the vestibule.
Please refer to these Guidelines:
for the installation of Above Ground Swimming Pools and for Pool Fences.
Construction Official/ Building Sub-Code Official
- Bob Rusch
- Ron Cenicola
- Joe Zavardino
Building permits may be required for alterations such as bathroom and kitchen remodeling, new interior framing and insulation, roofs, siding, decks and demolition. For more information, visit the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Electrical Sub-Code Official
- Michael Heflich
Electrical permits are required for service upgrades on A/C units, furnaces, boilers, smoke detectors, pools, hot tubs, spas and lighting fixtures. For more information, visit the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Fire Sub-Code Official
- Alan Silverman
Fire permits are required for smoke detectors, heating systems and fireplaces. For more information, visit the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Plumbing Subcode Official:
- Brian Drewes
Plumbing permits are required for water heaters, backflow preventers, gas piping, sewer connection, water service connection and boilers. For more information, visit the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
For questions regarding zoning, please call, 201-664-2346 ext.1025
- Bob Rusch
- Maria Haag
- Phone: 201-664-2346 ext. 1065
Zoning permits are required for all additions, decks, sheds, fences, pools, patios and driveways.
Please view our Forms page for Zoning permits and forms.
View the Zoning Map of River Vale Township (PDF).
Property Maintenance / Violations
If you are concerned about a condition that you feel is in violation of the Property Maintenance and/or Zoning Ordinance please bring it to our attention and a Code Enforcement Inspector will be assigned for the purposes of investigation and resolution of any violations found. A complaint can be made by calling 201-664-2346, ext.1025 or filling in a complaint form (PDF) and email it to us.
Vacant Property Registration Form