Vernon Township

21 Church Street, Vernon, NJ 07462
Phone: 973.764.4055

Building Department

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

The UCC is the state’s approved building, plumbing, electrical, fire and mechanical subcodes.

Supervised by a state-licensed construction official, Robert A. Westenberger, 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.

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).


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