The enforcement of codes is necessary to ensure safe construction in any residential or commercial building in order to protect the public health, safety and welfare. You should always check with the Building Department for specific requirements, but typically Building Permits are required for the following: new buildings, additions, conversions, decks, demolitions, fireplaces, fences, sheds, patios & porches, pools (above and in ground), temporary buildings, HVAC, plumbing & electrical systems, renovations, (roof, siding), prefabricated structures, and any work other than ordinary maintenance.

As of September 1, 2023, all City of Bordentown permits for construction, building, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection are being issued by the Township of Bordentown’s Construction Office, under a shared services agreement between the two municipalities.

The new arrangement provides many benefits to Bordentown City residents, including greatly expanded hours of operation. These services will now be accessible five days a week – Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

*Residents & Businesses – please be sure to share this information with your contractors, who will no doubt be happy about the added flexibility that five-day-a-week service will provide.


The construction office is located at: 1 Municipal Drive, Bordentown Township, NJ, 08505

Construction Office phone: (609) 298-2800, ext. 3

For contact info and other important information, please visit the Township of Bordentown’s Construction Office website.

The Bordentown City Environmental Commission and Green Team encourage homeowners to review Green Building practices and has provided this brochure filled with sustainable tips to make “greening” your home easy!
Green Building Brochure

Official permit applications are available for pick-up at the Construction Office: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. You must complete and submit official permit applications to the Building Office for review.

View examples of the permit applications below for reference only:

Call 8-1-1 First — It’s the Law!

Underground electric, gas, communications and water lines are everywhere—even on private property. Striking a single line while digging can cause serious injuries, as well as service disruption that may result in repair costs, fines, and environmental damage.

The good news is that you can easily avoid these hazards by having your underground pipes, wires, and equipment located and marked out for free.

Call 8-1-1 at least 3 and no more than 10 business days prior to digging to have underground pipes, wires, and equipment located and marked for free.

Visit PSE&G’s “Call Before You Dig” webpage for all you need to know!

101 E. Park Street
Bordentown, NJ 08505
City Administration Building
PO Box 395
Bordentown, NJ 08505