Construction Office

Effective October 3rd, 2011 the Office of Local Code Enforcement of the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs will handle the Construction Office and Permitting for the City of Salem under the Uniform Construction Code. (Please note CO inspections for existing structures including rental unit occupancy change and home sales; existing housing code violations; tall grass and zoning issues are handled by the City’s Department of Inspections & Permits, not the Construction Office).

Construction Office hours will be every Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00. in the Salem City Construction Code Office at the 17 New Market Street, Salem.​

Questions can be directed at any time to DCA’s Regional Office in Hammonton located at 852 South White Horse Pike, Hammonton, New Jersey 08037. Telephone number is 609.567.3653 and the FAX number is 609.704.1510. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Salem City Construction Code Official – Patrick Zingaro
  • Building Subcode Official/Inspector – Jerome Weaver
  • Electrical Subcode Official/Inspector – Kenneth Saenger
  • Plumbing Subcode Official/Inspector – Donald Jones
  • Fire Subcode Official/Inspector – Mike Scardino

Applications may also be taken to the Mannington Township Construction Office on Wednesdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Mannington office is located at 491 Route 45, Mannington, New Jersey 08079.

Inspections in the City of Salem will be conducted on our regularly scheduled day for the City of Salem, which is Wednesday.

Inspections are scheduled through the DCA Regional Office in Hammonton, New Jersey by calling 609.567.3653. Please have the permit number, block and lot information, address and phone number available when rescheduling the inspections.

Zoning Permit Application and Zoning Map can be downloaded on the Public Documents page under Legal Documents.