Building & Housing Office
700 Somerset Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030 (behind the Dining Car Depot on Monmouth Street)
P #(856) 456-7689 Fax # (856) 456-0289
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8 am to 5 pm
Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm
Construction Code Official & Plumbing Sub-Code Official – Michael DePalma Sr.
Chief Housing Inspector & Zoning Official – Joseph Stecklair
Field Representative Property Improvement – Kyle Wagner
PT Electrical Sub-Code Official – Edward Gorman
PT Fire Subcode Official – Ralph Jones
Technical Asst – Christine Mellon
Clerk Typist – Janice Hill
The responsibility of the Building and Housing Department to:
Issue Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Permits. A Construction Permit is required to construct, enlarge, alter or demolish a structure in any way. Inspect for Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Permits. To insure that all construction is in accordance with the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) of New Jersey and its adopted codes. Issue UCC violations and/or fines, Certificates of Approval, and Certificates of Occupancy when warranted. Issue Dumpster Permits. Article XIII Chapter 87-62. Issue Banner Sign Permits. Article XVI, Section 1604.14. Issue Rental Registration and Licensing Certificates (Code 55-14). Issue violations of the Property Maintenance Code of Gloucester City, (Codes 55 and/or 66 and/or fines). Inspect and issue Certificates of Occupancy. Issue violations of the Certificates of Occupancy (Code 55-13).
Construction Permit applications are available in this office. They are also available at
After the permit applications are filled out, they must be returned to our office.
The street address, permit number, type of inspection, contact name, and phone number will be required when scheduling an inspection.
Curb Cutting & Driveway Permits
Curb Cutting and Driveway Permits are available at the City Clerk’s Office at 512 Monmouth Street. (856) 456-0205
Historic Commission Applications
Historic Commission Applications can be obtained from the Clerk’ Office at 512 Monmouth St.
Planning Board Applications
Planning Board Applications can be obtained from Adrianne Parent, Planning/Zoning Board Secretary at 512 Monmouth Street. 456-3970 ext. 209 or online by clicking Government, then Boards on this website.
Pickup of Metal, Branches, Etc.
For pickup of metal, branches, etc., please contact the Public Works Department at 456-0781.
Ordinance 029-2016 – Click Here to View Ordinance