The Construction Office enforces the regulations of the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) of the State of New Jersey. All construction is regulated by the UCC and its referenced codes and standards. Construction permits are reviewed and construction permits are issued by the Construction Department. The UCC has five sub codes: Building, Plumbing, Electrical, Fire, and Elevator. Each of the sub codes has an official designated to enforce the regulations of the applicable sub code and inspectors to monitor compliance, all under the supervision of the Construction Official.

The sub code officials review and approve plans submitted, perform inspections as necessary, and issue stop work orders where appropriate. The Construction Official is the administrator of the Construction Department and releases all permits after review by the appropriate sub code official, ensures that all inspections are scheduled and performed and reports are completed and properly filed, approves all certificates of occupancy and issues violations notices when necessary in order to obtain UCC compliance.

Common Projects that Require Permits

Examples include, but are not limited to: additions, alarm systems, decks, electrical work, finished basements, furnaces, hot water heaters, pools, roofing, sheds, siding, tank installation/removal, and wood stoves.

Prior Approvals from other Jurisdictions

Wells and septic systems require a Construction Referral approval from the Hunterdon County Health Department (908) 788-1351.

Any new single-family dwelling, addition structure disturbing more than one acre requires approval from the Hunterdon County Soil District (908) 788-9466.

New driveways require approval from the East Amwell Township Public Works Department (908) 782-8536, Ext. 18.

Other prior approvals might be required.

Notice - ClosingFridayConstruction for East Amwell Township residents is handled by the West Amwell Township Construction Department.

609-397-2054 ext.117

CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL, PHILIP ROSSO - (609) 397-2054 Ext 141 - Office Hours by Request or Tuesday 1:00 pm -3:00 pm (No Appointment Necessary)

ZONING OFFICIAL, STEPHEN RODZINAK - Office Hours by Request or Monday 6:00 pm -8:00 pm (No Appointment Necessary) 

Philip Rosso, Building Sub-Code Official, Inspector - (609) 397-2054 Ext 141 - INSPECTIONS OFFERED Monday through Thursday 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Pete Buchanan, Electrical Sub-Code Official, Inspector INSPECTIONS OFFERED Monday, Wednesday & Friday 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm 

Chris Rose Plumbing & Mechanical Sub-Code Official, Inspector - (609) 397-2054 Ext 140 INSPECTIONS OFFERED Monday, Wednesday & Friday 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Phil Langon Fire Sub-Code Official, Inspector - (609) 397-2054 Ext 143 INSPECTIONS OFFERED Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Gail Brewi Construction & Zoning Office Manager, Technical Assistant - (609) 397-2054 Ext 117 - OFFICE HOURS Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

West Amwell

West Amwell Township

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Construction Permit Self-Service Portal

The township has instituted a Permit Self-Service Portal to request inspections and check the status of your permit application for your property.  The CPSS Portal is available for residents and contractors.  Applications CANNOT be made via the portal at this time.

After creating an account as a user you can:

  • Access property history
  • Request inspections
  • Check status updates
  • Track Applications

We encourage all permit holders to go on the CPSS Portal and register for an account.

Please click here to enter CPSS Portal.