A permit is required to construct, enlarge, repair, renovate, alter, reconstruct or demolish a structure, or change the use of a building or structure, or portion thereof; or to install or alter any equipment.
Required Permits for Mahwah
All subcode permit applications may also be obtained at the Building Department or on this website. Permit applications can be downloaded from our website, but a manila jacket must be filed with the applications and this must be obtained from the Building Department.
A Construction Permit Chart (PDF) (Permit Application Requirements List) shows what permits are needed for each project. If you have a project and are not sure it needs a permit, call the Building Department. Do not assume it does not need a permit even if it is not on the Permit Application Requirements list, or your neighbor or contractor says it does not. Doing work without permits and inspections can be a hazard to your health and safety of your family. In addition, penalties can be issued.