COVED-19 Alert!!! -

  As per attached Governor’s Executive Order # 142, all essential and non-essential construction can proceed.  Any permits that have been applied for have been reviewed.  All future permit applications will continue as we have prior.  

All work sites still must implement precautions to ensure social distancing, personnel limitations, frequent sanitization of equipment and of commonly used spaces.  Executive Order #122 is partially still in effect with regards to posting of job sites with the measures taken for proper cleaning, and social distancing.  Inspections will resume as normal except for entering occupied private homes to ensure the safety of the inspectors and our residents pending the occupying individuals comfort level.  If the occupant is comfortable with an inspector entering their occupied home, we will go in as long as the property can be vacated by the owner/tenant.  DCA has implemented a plan regarding minor work, and the requirement of inspections within a 6- month time frame that can go beyond 6 months.   Our inspectors are equipped with proper masks, and hand sanitizer as needed.  

As Governor Murphy gradually incorporates other phases of opening up New Jersey small businesses, restaurants, salons, gyms, etc. we will abide by all executive orders.  Currently Executive Order #148 allows for gatherings outdoors of a maximum of 25 people, and indoors a maximum of 10 people, all still honoring the social distancing requirements.  

Should anyone have any questions or concerns regarding this, please feel free to contact our office at your convenience.  856-767-7777 x 316, or by emailing, and 

 Click here to view Executive Order 142:  EO 142

Thank you,

Ed Toussaint
Construction Official
Borough of Berlin

Edward Toussaint

Construction Official / Building Inspector / Fire Sub-Code Inspector/ Plumbing Inspector 

Ron Snyder
Fire Sub-Code Official 

Salvatore Catania
Electrical Inspector 

Deborah Simone
Zoning Officer

Construction, planning and zoning collectively are responsible for reviewing applications, planning for code compliance and construction permit issuance to insure public safety. Zoning approval is needed for specific projects. Permits are necessary for decks, fences, patios, air conditioning, heaters, additions, sunrooms, etc. as per N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.14(a) of the Uniform Construction Code. 

To contact the construction, planning or zoning department call (856) 767-7777 ext 316, fax us at (856) 767-1071 or

Inspections will take place on Tuesday and Thursdays between 7am and 11am. 

To access construction permit application packets and related forms please click here to be redirected to the NJ Department of Community Affairs web page. 

Any contractor performing work at your residence is required to be licensed by the State of New Jersey. Please click on the following link to ensure your contractor is properly licensed.
  • To obtain an application for Rental or Resale inspections, click here
  • The fees for Rental inspections are $100 per unit, $50 per unit for re-inspections.
  • The fees for Resale inspections are $100 per unit, $50 per unit re re-inspections.