As part of the Borough’s responsibility to oversee and regulate certain activities and to provide for the harmonious development within the community, permits are required in order to undertake specific actions. Some permit costs vary with the size of the project, while others are set at a fixed fee. The following list is not inclusive, but provides examples of the type of actions where permits are required in Glen Rock; for further information, contact the Borough Office.

What do I need a permit for in Glen Rock?

1.  Building and/or Zoning permits are required but not limited to the following:

    - Building construction or alterations (major remodeling requiring new electrical or mechanical services or installations, i.e. heat or air conditioning)
    - Demolition of any structure
    - Replacing structures destroyed or damaged by weather, fire or other causes
    - Decks, porches and patios
    - Re-roofing: no permit necessary if just replacing shingles
    - Electrical work
    - Fencing or retaining walls
    - Handicapped parking
    - Signage
    - Steps, curbs and sidewalk construction
    - Street excavation
    - Storage shed
    - Swimming pool construction (in ground and above ground)
    - Change in use of a structure
    - All commercial projects

The Zoning Officer and Building Code Officer is responsible for the issuance of building and zoning permits, arranging inspections of construction sites, review of site and construction plans, inspection of rental properties, and enforcement of all building codes and zoning ordinances. Glen Rock Borough contracts these services from Code Administrators Inc. (CAI). The zoning ordinance is available for viewing in the Borough Office. See Permit Process and Forms page for additional information.

2.  Open burning (except a fire pit) requires a Burn Permit.  The cost is $20 for an annual permit.


3.  PODS or any similar temporary storage container not on on private property requires a permit.  The cost is $25.


4.  Dumpsters temporarily placed on public property or roads requires a permit.  The cost is $25.

     Note: If you have any questions about whether a permit is required, call the borough office.


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