The Building Division is responsible for the enforcement of City regulations concerning construction on private property, and for establishing and enforcing minimum building codes for the purpose of protecting the health, safety, and general welfare of those who live, work, shop and play in Montclair.
Building staff provide public counter information, handle phone and online inquiries, issue building permits, and perform building plan checks and on-site construction inspections. The relatively small geographic area of the City allows Building staff to spend the amount of time necessary with residents, business owners, and developers to ensure that projects move forward in an expeditious manner. The Building Division also plays an integral role at regularly scheduled Development Review Committee meetings. Staff members interact regularly with other City departments to address any issues of mutual interest early in the construction process in order to avoid needless delays.