Construction Department Information
Construction Office Hours
Monday: 9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday: 9:00 - 7:30
Wednesday: 9:00 - 4:30
Thursday: 9:00 - 4:30
Friday: 9:00 - 12:30
*NOTE* Ken Rogers will be in the office Monday through Thursday from 6 am until 2 pm.
Ken also serves as the Zoning Officer for both Lambertville and Frenchtown. He will be available Monday through Thursday for any questions and/or meetings at the office.
Lambertville inspections for Building, Plumbing & Fire take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 2pm.
Electrical inspections take place Mondays and Thursdays between 4pm and 6pm.
Frenchtown inspections for Building, Plumbing & Fire will be done on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 2pm. Electrical inspections will be Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11am and 3pm.
Construction Office Location:
City Hall, Second Floor
18 York Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Phone: 609-397-0110 x23
The Lambertville Construction Office is responsible for construction permits, inspections, and code compliance as required by the State of New Jersey Division of Codes and Standards and the City. In this area, most of the requirements are state requirements, but the State Historical Commission and D & R Canal Commission do have broad jurisdiction over exterior improvements and often must pre-approve projects before a permit can be issued. In addition, your construction project may require the approval of the Historic Preservation Commission.
Our goals are to ensure safety for our residents and to provide high-quality customer service so that people seeking to improve their properties or expand their businesses can proceed expeditiously, while meeting all legal obligations.
Generally speaking, permits are needed for all construction improvements, except for ordinary maintenance. We highly recommend that you contact us before beginning any project, so we can walk you through, what permits and other approvals will be required.
The office is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our inspectors are available at various hours Monday through Thursday. Please call 609-397-0110 x23 with any questions you may have about permits.
Our inspectors make every attempt to complete inspections within the time frame given. However, some inspections take longer then anticipated which could cause the inspector to run late for his next inspection. We ask that you be patient, the inspector will complete all of his inspections on his schedule. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please allow 3 business days for an inspection once it has been requested. When scheduling an inspection, you must have your permit number available. If your permit number is not available, your inspection will not be scheduled. Please have this information ready prior to calling.
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 10 am to 2 pm
Green Building Tips
Lambertville applauds efforts to sustainably design, build, renovate, and operate buildings and homes. Ultimately, this reduces living/operating costs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and the carbon footprint of new construction. Advancements in environmentally-friendly technology, building supplies, and initiatives allow builders to affordably improve homes in sustainable ways.
- Have an eco-friendly building plan.
- Consider solar.
- Insulation, insulation, insulation!
- Use energy efficient appliances.
- Repurpose building materials.
- Eco-friendly & sustainable building materials.
- Energy Star rated HVAC system.
- Eco-friendly lighting.
- Water Conserving fixtures.
- Programmable Thermostat.
- Install green infrastructure.
- Energy Star rated windows.
- Harvest rainwater.
Are You Interested In Opening a New Business?
As we work to streamline the process of opening a new business in Lambertville, we have created this checklist of necessary permits and approvals that may be needed. We hope this helps you get started!