Building Department

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  Zoning, Land Use, or Resale/Rental Certificates.

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.

NEW!   Request River Vale Building Department services online! Submit Building or Zoning Permit Applications, Certificate Registrations, request Building Inspections directly to the Building Department online.

Please refer to these Guidelines:
for the installation of Above Ground Swimming Pools and for Pool Fences.

Building inspection hours 2022
  1. Building
  2. Electric
  3. Fire
  4. Plumbing
  5. Zoning
  6. resales & rentals

Construction Official/ Building Sub-Code Official

  • Bob Rusch

Building Inspectors:

  • 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.