M - F
8:30 -3:30

P: (973) 267-8000
F: (973) 267-6221

PO Box 666, 21 Blue Mill Road,
New Vernon, NJ 07976

HARDING TOWNSHIP CONSTRUCTION

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30am - 3:30pm
973-267-8000 Ext 716


CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL

Mark Fornaciari
mfornaciari@hardingnj.org

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Patricia Walker
walker@hardingnj.org

PLUMBING SUBCODE OFFICIAL
Brady Driscoll

ELECTRICAL SUBCODE OFFICIAL
Eric Delizio

FIRE SUBCODE OFFICIAL
Leon Portine 
lportine@hardingj.org

Construction Information

MISSION STATEMENT

To ensure the health, safety and welfare of the public, through proper administration of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, conducted in a courteous and professional manner.

The Harding Construction Office is responsible for construction permits, inspections, and code compliance as required by the State of New Jersey Division of Codes and Standards and Harding Township. Many of the requirements are state requlated, but the local jurisdiction also regulates improvements and very often must be pre-approved before a NJUCC permit can be issued. Therefore, in additon, your construction project may require approvals from other agencies such as Harding Township Department of Health, Engineering, NJDEP and Historic Preservation to name a few.

Our goals are to ensure safety for our residents and to provide high-quality customer service so that people seeking to improve their properties or expand their businesses can proceed expeditiously, while meeting all legal obligations.


Generally speaking, permits are needed for all construction improvements, except for ordinary maintenence. We highly recommend that you contact us before beginning any project as we understand each project is unique, We would be glad to assit in which permits and approvals will be required to complete.

The office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Our inspectors are available at various hours Monday through Friday. Please call 973-267-8000 Ext 716 with any questions you may have about permits.

Inspection Information

What work requires a construction permit?

Its very difficult to list everything that would require permits in NJ. In short a construction permit is required for everything that is not considered an ordinary repair or maintenance. Permits are required for Additions,Finishing Basements, Decks, Raised Patios, Swimming Pools, Renovating Bathrooms & Kitchens, Water Heaters, Sheds, Gazebos, new Electrical wiring and new Plumbing installations. (This list is not all inclusive please contact us with any questions). 973-267-8000 ext 716