Construction Department

Due to the current health emergency and in accordance with CDC recommendations on social distancing the Wall Twp. Municipal Building is temporarily closed to the public. All new permit applications must be submitted by mail or dropped in the RED drop box at the main entrance to the municipal building, addressed to the "Building Department" (please do not use the blue USPS mail box at the curb in the parking lot unless you are mailing something). Additional payments for fees will either need to be paid with a check by mail or we can temporarily take credit cards by  phone with no surcharge. Your copies of the permit and construction drawings will be returned to you by mail or arrangements will be made for you to pick them up. Permit applications can be downloaded in the "Form& Applications" section on the upper left corner of this page. If you have any questions about any issue or which applications you may need, please call or email

To schedule an inspection or inquire about the status of a permit please call 732-449-8444 ext. 2225

The Construction Department, commonly known as the Building Department, enforces the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code in Wall Township. Robert Torrance, Construction Official, directs the office, assisted by Casie NicklNicole DiBiasio and Brittany Sullivan. The office oversees all construction, alteration, renovation, rehabilitation, maintenance, occupancy and use of buildings and structures.

Construction Permit Process

After plans are approved by the Land Use Office, an applicant can apply for construction permits. Applications are available at the office and online by clicking on the Forms & Applications tab in the upper left corner of this page. Generally homeowners can draw their own plans and complete their own work on their own home. All other construction, other than minor work, require plans prepared and sealed by a licensed architect or engineer.

Plans are then reviewed by the 4 Subcode officials. Reviews may take up to 20 business days. Mike Vecchio, Building Subcode Official, reviews plans for structural design and handicap access. John Rowe, reviews plans for fire safety elements. Electrical work is reviewed by Mark Hyer. John Quigley reviews plumbing systems and Robert Torrance completes the process.

After fees are paid, the permit is issued. Construction can be completed by the homeowner or licensed contractor.

Inspections are conducted by the Subcode Officials: John Quigley, Mike Vecchio, John Rowe, and Mark Hyer; and inspector Ted Bianchi. Generally, the building inspectors conduct inspections of footings, foundation, sheathing, framing, insulation, and final inspections.

A certificate is issued for occupancy or approval at the completion of all final inspections.

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