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Posted on: September 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Bloomfield to Waive Construction and Zoning Code Permit Fees After Unprecedented Flooding

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Due to the unprecedented flooding caused by Hurricane Ida and the damages experienced by Bloomfield residents, Mayor Venezia and the Town Council will assist residents by waiving Construction and Zoning Code permit fees for the repair of any damage caused by the storm. Permits must still be submitted and approved. 


“As a result of the devastating effect that yesterday's storm caused to our community, we are waiving construction and zoning code permit fees in order to assist our businesses and residents that sustained property damage,” said Mayor Venezia. “We will continue to help anyone in Bloomfield that was impacted by this storm and we will work hard to ensure that our buildings are rebuilt as quickly as possible.” 


This would include any building, electrical, plumbing and zoning permits for items such as replacing sheetrock and insulation, replacing water heaters, furnaces or condensers, replacing fencing, etc. Permits for dumpsters will also be waived. 


It is understood that certain work must be done immediately and therefore a permit may be submitted after the work has started as per the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code (N.J.A.C. 5:23) as “Emergency Work”. However, you must notify the Building Department within 24 hours and permits must be submitted to the office within five (5) business days.  Verification of damage will assist the Building Department in determining the validity of the damage and photos should be provided. 


Please contact the Building Department by telephone at (973) 680-4053 or fax (973) 680-1652 to provide the address and nature of the work being done. Any work done must comply with current construction, safety and zoning codes.


The waiver of fees will start immediately and will be in effect until December 1, 2021. 

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