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Department of Buildings and Housing

About the Department

The Highlands Borough Department of Buildings & Housing is designated as a Class 1 Agency authorized to regulate construction in the Borough of Highlands pursuant to the Uniform Construction Code Act (P.L. 1975, c.217, as amended). 

The Department's primary responsibility is to enforce the Uniform Construction Code, review and release plans and specifications for construction projects, issue Construction Permits, and conduct inspections to ensure compliance with the regulations. It's also responsible for overseeing the enforcement of Housing Code regulations and inspections under Chapter 10 of the Borough's Housing Code Ordinance.

The overall purpose of the Department is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Highlands and to ensure the adequate maintenance of buildings and structures and the systems that provide protection for life safety.

Office Hours & Location

Regular Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Office Location: 151 Navesink Avenue, Highlands, NJ 07732 – second floor
Phone: (732) 872-1224-Ext 223

Staff Hours for the Public

All Officials are available to meet with members of the public.

Construction Official – By Appointment. To schedule a meeting contact the Technical Assistant at 732-872-1224, ext. 223.

Technical Assistant – Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Subcode Officials – In addition to regular inspection hours, contractors or members of the public can request to meet with a Subcode Official, either in the office or at the project site. Arrangements can be made through the respective Subcode Official via email.  

Zoning Officer – Tuesday and Wednesday, By Appointment. To schedule a meeting you may email Courtney Lopez at clopez@highlandsborough.org with your request.

Code Enforcement Officer – Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Housing Inspectors – Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Floodplain Administrator – By appointment. To schedule a meeting contact the Technical Assistant at 732-872-1224, ext. 223.

Community Rating System (CRS) Coordinator – By appointment. To schedule a meeting contact Kathy Shaw at kshaw@highlandsborough.org

Contacts

 

Phone: 732-872-1224

Construction Official

Steven Winters, CFM

Extension 222 EMAIL

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Technical Assistant

Alicia Jones

Extension 223 | EMAIL

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Building Subcode Official

Justin McClung

Extension 223 EMAIL

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Electrical Subcode Official

Michael Purazzo

Extension 223 | EMAIL

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Plumbing Subcode Official

Michael Winch

Extension 223 | EMAIL

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Fire Subcode Official

Steven Winters, CFM

Extension 222 | EMAIL

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Zoning Officer

Courtney Lopez

Extension 224 | EMAIL

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Floodplain Administrator

Steven Winters, CFM

Extension 222 | EMAIL

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CRS Coordinator

Kathy Shaw

Extension 224 | EMAIL