Building Department

Construction Official                     Jeff Fette

Electric Sub Code Official             Cliff Storms

Fire Sub Code Official                   William Paterson

Plumbing Sub Code Official         Jim Cutler

Secretary                                        Marcy Gianattasio

Contact for Inspections or questions:

Phone:                                              973-948-6453

Office Hours:                                    Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm 

                                                   Frankford Township Building Department   
                                                           151 US Hwy 206 Augusta, NJ 07826

Attention Homeowners:                                                                                                                                          

Please be aware when hiring a contractor to do work on your house, ask if they have the Home Improvement Contractors License
. As of January 1, 2006 the state of NJ required all contractors to obtain a home improvement contractors license. A contractor working on your house must have this in order to obtain permits. According to law, final inspections are required before final payment can be issued to contractor. This requirement was instituted by the state to help stop the flood of complaints against "fly by night" contractors who don't finish jobs or take deposits and never start a job. This is for your protection. Find out more.


  • Roof replacement in excess of 25% of roof
  • All siding work
  • Sheds in excess of 100 square feet (all sheds require zoning permit)
  • All structure framing
  • Decks
  • Additions
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Pole barns of any size
  • New construction of any type
  • Removal of asbestos
  • Removal of underground storage tanks
  • Any work requiring footing /foundation
The above is a short list for guidance only.   If you are unsure if a permit is required, please call the building department with your questions.  Checking before you begin work will save you time and money.

Current laws allow penalties of up to $2,000.00 for doing work without permits.