Morris Plains the Community of Caring
531 Speedwell Ave, Morris Plains, NJ 07950     973-538-2224

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

  • 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.
  • Construction Official Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Permit Application Forms

Link to forms for common construction projects

Large Construction Sites in the Borough

Large construction projects are currently underway on Tabor Road and American Road in the Borough of Morris Plains. These developments resulted from Builders’ Remedy lawsuits, a Court Order, and ultimately settlements related to affordable housing requirements. Visit page 9 of the Borough’s Master Plan Re-Examination Report, adopted in 2018, for more details.

The maps below provide a birds-eye view of these project plans.

Map of Construction Site on American Road

Map of Construction Site on the west side of Route 53 (Tabor Road)



Karen Coffey
Board Secretary & Construction Department Technical Assistant

Edward Easse
Construction Official and Building Inspector

Susan Collopy
Construction Department Technical Assistant

Timothy Culver
Fire Sub Code 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.