Effective March 17th 2020

The Township municipal building will be closed to the general public effective March 17, 2020 until further notice. HOWEVER, the business of the Township will continue, with some modifications.

The Construction Office will be operating on a revised weekly schedule. In order to provide the necessary inspection service, we ask that you be patient and realize our abilities will be limited moving forward due to the Public Health Emergency. Our goal is to make every attempt to keep Contractors and Homeowners moving forward with any current projects.

We will also be accepting all new applications in our drop box provided. If you need to drop off documents or permits for review, there is an Application/Plans/Drop Box located at the rear entrance door of the Municipal Building at 21 Blue Mill Road. The appropriate staff will receive these documents throughout the week. Please be sure to include contact information and multiple emails including the contractor and the owner.

Payments for permits may continue to be made by check. ALL checks shall be made payable to “Harding Township”.  Please consider utilizing postal mail for payments and other correspondence at: Township of Harding Attention Construction P.O. Box 666 New Vernon, NJ 07976. If you wish to make a payment in person, be advised that there is a Check Drop Box located at the rear entrance to the building.

Please make note will be monitoring phones and email daily.  This is the only way to communicate with us moving forward. Contact information is as follows;

Technical Assistant, Tish Walker             973-267-8000 ext. 716 or email

Construction Official, Mark Fornaciari     973-267-8000 ext. 714 or email

Fire Subcode, Leon Portine                    973-267-8000 ex. 718  or email


Thank you,

Harding Township Construction



Additional Links

Contact Information:

Construction Office
21 Blue Mill Rd.
P.O. Box 666
New Vernon, NJ 07976

Phone: (973) 267-8000 ext. 716 

Mark Fornaciari

 Construction Official 

Patricia Walker -

Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Eric DeLizio

Electrical Subcode Official/Inspector

Brady Driscoll
Plumbing Subcode Official/Inspector

Mark Fornaciari
Building Subcode Official/Inspector

Leon Portine
Fire Subcode Official/Inspector

Paul Fox - 
Township Engineer
Phone: (908) 234-0416