All Borough Hall offices will close at 3 pm on Friday, March 1 for mandatory staff training. The Vital Statistics office will be closed from February 29 until March 18.

Apply for a road construction permit

If you need to do construction work under a public street, you need a public grounds opening permit.

Need to know

  • Cost:
    • $100 application fee, non-refundable
    • Maintenance guarantee
  • Not allowed, unless previously authorized:
    • Temporary repair completed the same day of the opening
    • Steel plates
    • Other methods of maintaining a road opening overnight

Before you start

You'll need to include these with your application:

  • Plan or sketch
  • Insurance certificate
  • W-9


  1. Download and complete the application.
  2. Submit the application with your plan, insurance, W-9.
  3. Pay the application fee.

What's next

After you submit your application and payment, we will contact you.

You need to promptly relocate any facilities, pipes, and poles installed within the Borough right-of-way at your expense. They need to meet our standards to accommodate the installation of Borough facilities. Review the road opening restoration detail.

Your permit expires 1 year after the issue date.

Get help

Michael Halperin
(908) 725-2300
ext. 1958
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