Construction Office


Construction Secretary – Maria Schiano Branson
T – 856-456-0750 ext 104
taxcollector@brooklawn-nj.com
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Second Wednesday of every month open till 7:00 p.m. 

  • Construction Official – Christopher Mecca 
  • Building Subcode Inspector  – Christopher Mecca 
  • Electrical Subcode Inspector -  Mark Laggy 
  • Plumbing Subcode Inspector – Charles Johnston 
  • Fire Subcode Inspector – William Cattell 
Please call the construction secretary to schedule inspections. 

Inspection hours are as follows:

  • Building  - Monday and Thursday’s 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Electrical – Tuesday and Thursday’s 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Plumbing – Thursday’s 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 
  • Fire – Monday and Thursday’s 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
The Building Department processes construction permit applications and enforces compliance with construction sub-code requirements. 

Required Inspections 

  • Construction work must be inspected in accordance with the State Uniform Construction Code Regulations N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.18
  • This agency will carry out such periodic inspections during the progress of work as are necessary to insure that work installed conforms to the approved plans and the requirements of the Uniform Construction Code
  • The owner or other responsible person in charge of work must notify this agency when work is ready for any required inspections specified below
  • Requests for inspections must be made at least 24 hours prior to the time the inspection is desired
  • The work must not proceed in a manner which will preclude the inspection until it has been made and approval given

Required inspections for all subcodes for one and two family dwellings are the following:

  1. The bottom of footing trenches before placement of footings, except that in the case of pile foundations, inspections shall be made in accordance with the requirements of the building subcode;
  2. Foundations and all walls up to grade level prior to back filling
  3. All structural framing and connections prior to covering with finish of infill material; plumbing underground services, rough piping, water service, sewer, septic services and storm drains; electrical rough wiring, panels and service installations; insulation installations
  4. Installation of all finished materials, sealings of exterior joints; plumbing piping, trim and fixtures; electrical wiring, devices and fixtures; mechanical systems equipment

Required special inspections

  • The applicant by accepting the permit will be deemed to have consented to these requirements
  • A final inspection is required for each applicable subcode area before a final Certificate of Occupancy or Approval may be issued
  • Any violations of the approved plans and/or permit will be noted and the holder of the permit notified of discrepancies
  • A complete copy of approved plans must be kept on the job site
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Welcome To The
Borough Of Brooklawn

Borough of Brooklawn
301 Christiana Street
Brooklawn, New Jersey 08030
Phone: (856) 456-0750


Borough Hall
Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
2nd Wed of Each Month Until 7pm


Mayor

Theresa Branella

Council Members

Julie McCleary
Mike Mevoli
Jerry Granstrom
Greg Gilbert
Patricia McConnell
Patrick Moses