Code Enforcement/ Housing Department

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).

Staff Contacts

Name Title
William Ackley Chief Housing Inspector & Zoning Official
Ed Gorman Construction Code Official and Electrical Sub-Code Official
Michael DePalma Sr. Sub-Code Official - Building, Plumbing and Fire
Kyle Wagner Field Representative Property Improvement
Christine Mellon Technical Assistant
Janice Hill Clerk Typist
William Gallagher Code Enforcement Officer
Patrick Gartland Code Enforcement Officer