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The Town of Westfield Building Department is dedicated to providing our construction and development customers with permit plan review and inspection services to enhance the built environment.

This department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Uniform Construction Code (UCC). The UCC dictates what building codes are to be used in the design and construction of new buildings, additions, alterations, reconstructions, etc. of residential and non-residential structures. This division issues construction permits and conducts the necessary inspections to verify the work performed is to the specified codes. Construction permit application forms are available at the Building Department or via the State’s website.

To schedule an inspection please call (908) 789-4125 between 8:30am and 3:30pm and have the permit number, address and block/lot of the property, and the type of inspection being requested available. Do not leave a message on the voicemail system to schedule the inspections. Please leave your contact information and your call will be returned to schedule the inspection as soon as possible. Building, Plumbing and Electric inspections are performed Monday – Friday, Fire Protection inspections are performed, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. All inspections are performed between 7:30am and 1:00pm.

Zoning review is a prior approval to most construction permits. The Westfield Land Use Regulations outline the zoning requirements for new buildings, pools, fences, additions, patios, sheds etc. the Zoning department should be consulted prior to filing for a construction permit to expedite the process.