M, W, Th: 9-4:30
Tuesday: 9-7:30
Friday: 9-12:30


18 York Street
Lambertville, NJ  08530 



Department Information

Crystal Lawton
609-397-0110 x23

  • T.A.C.O.

Ken Rogers
609-397-0110 x23

  • Construction Official
  • Building, Plumbing, & Mechanical Subcode Official / Inspector

Susan Schlesinger
609-397-0110 x23

  • Fire Prevention Officer

Keith Steele
609-397-0110 x23

  • Electrical Subcode Official / Inspector


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 
Excluding Holidays

*NOTE*  Ken Rogers will be in the office Monday through Thursday from 6 am until 2 pm. 

 He 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, Mechanical & Fire take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 2pm.

Frenchtown inspections for Building, Electric, Plumbing, Mechanical & Fire will be done on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11am and 3pm.

City Hall 
18 York Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530

Phone: 609-397-0110 x23
Fax: 609-397-2203

Construction Information

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.

Inspection Information

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.
Lambertville Inspection Schedule
  • Building: Mon, Wed & Thurs  – 1 pm – 4 pm

  • Electric: Mon & Thurs – 3 pm - 5pm

  • Plumbing: Mon, Wed & Thurs – 1 pm – 4 pm 

  • Fire: Mon, Wed & Thurs - 1 pm - 4 pm

  • Zoning Officer: Friday - 9am - 4:30 pm

  • Fire Prevention - Smoke & Carbon Monoxide: Friday - 1pm - 4pm