Community Improvements

The Division of Community Improvements provides guidance on how building should be constructed in the City of Paterson, as well as the enforcement of the housing maintenance laws of the City.

  •  Administers all construction activity using the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, which is designed to guarantee consistent construction standards throughout the State of New Jersey.  UCC regulates the utilization of appropriate building materials, construction standards and workmanship for building, fire protection, electrical and plumbing.

  • Enforcement of the housing maintenance laws of the City of Paterson

Applications for permits can be found here.

 For more information about the services offered by the Division of Community Improvements, please consult our Fact Sheet.

Other Documents

Building Use-Codes


The UCC and Housing Inspectors will only be available in the office between the hours of 8:30- 10:00AM & 3:30-4:30PM any other time during the day they are on inspections.