Vernon Township

21 Church Street, Vernon, NJ 07462
Phone: 973.764.4055

Building Department

Vernon Township announces expanded Summer Hours in the Construction Office.  June 10-August 30th hours will be M-F 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

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 timely, courteous and professional manner. 

The Vernon Township Division of Building is within the Vernon Township Department of Planning and Development. Commonly referred to as the building department, it administers and enforces the regulations of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code (UCC).

Supervised by a State-Licensed Construction Official, Paul Black, this division:

  • Reviews construction permit applications
  • Issues construction permits
  • Inspects construction projects
  • Coordinates the activities of the subcode officials

You can search properties for open and closed permits and schedule inspections online. Go to our SDL Portal and set up your account.

As of April 1, 2024, the New Jersey DCA requires that ALL inspections must be requested in writing.  Please use our portal at: or downlaod the SDL Mobile App.  Permit Inspection Request Form

Looking for septic and well records? Records may only be obtained through the Sussex County Health Department at 973.579.0370. Try their septic and well online records retrieval tool  (Vernon municipal code is 1922).

Building Forms


Vernon Township

21 Church Street
Vernon, NJ 07462

Phone: 973.764.4055 

Township Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Emergencies Dial 9-1-1
Non-Emergencies Dial 973-764-6155


Current Agendas

Township Council

Land Use Board