Construction Department

About the Department

The Borough of Morris Plains Construction Office is responsible for issuing all construction permits and for administering and enforcing the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code. The department consists of a licensed Construction Official, Building, Plumbing, Electric and Fire Sub-Code Officials and Technical Assistant.

Do You Need a Permit?

Regardless of your project, the first steps in the process are:


Call the Construction Office secretary at 973-538-0325 to schedule an inspection. There is a minimum of 24-hour notice required. Your permit number is required for all inspection requests.

Inspection Hours

    • Construction Official Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
    • Building Inspections: Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • Electrical Inspections: Monday and Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Plumbing/Mechanical Inspections: Monday and Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Fire Inspections: Monday and Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Zoning Officer: Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Permit Application Forms

Link to forms for common construction projects



Karen Coffey
Board Secretary & Construction Department Technical Assistant

Edward Easse
Construction Official and Building Inspector

Susan Collopy
Construction Department Technical Assistant

Timothy Culver
Fire Prevention Official

James Gonroski
Plumbing Official

William O’Connor
Electrical Official

Salvatore Poli
Building & Construction Official

Don Salerno
Zoning Officer

Contact the Construction Dept.

Office Location
531 Speedwell Avenue (small white building adjacent to parking lot of Borough Hall)
Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Telephone: 973-538-0325

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Zoning Officer
Don Salerno
Office Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday 
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Construction Official Office Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m

NOTE: The building is currently closed to the public due to Covid-19. Please call the office to arrange to drop off, pick up, or speak to a staff member.