- 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.
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.
Zoning InformationFor 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.
MapView the Zoning Map of River Vale Township (PDF).
Property Maintenance / ViolationsIf 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
Please see the following required documents for the transfer of owners or tenants:
Resale and/or Rental Certificate (formerly called CCO)
Certificate of Smoke Alarm / Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Portable Fire Extinguisher Compliance
Application for Lead Paint Safe Inspection
Landlord Registration Statement Form
Please contact Maria Haag 201-664-2346 ext. 1065 for Resale/Rental Certificates.