Bergen-Passaic Municipal Inspectors Association

We strive to educate the general public in matters of Code Enforcement, regulations, and standards for buildings.

Serving Municipal Government Since 1972


Legislative News

There are two proposals in the New Jersey Register pertaining to the adoption of the next set of codes. One proposal is for the adoption of the 2021 National Standard Plumbing Code, and the second proposal is for the adoption of the 2021 editions of the ICC’s IBC, IRC, IFGC, IMC, IECC, and the 2020 NEC. These will all have new Jersey’s amendments that are included in these proposals. Comments must be submitted by June 17, 2022 for both proposals.

Another proposal that the comment period has actually expired is meant to clarify the Conflict of Interest rules found in NJAC 5:23-4.5 (j) iii, as shown in red below. Prior approvals and fees must be those of the municipality where the work is located, as is the responsibility of the municipality where the work is located to report the work to the DCA. These are only proposals at this time, and we will report as to if and when they are adopted.

iii. Where an inspection or enforcement procedure is performed by another
enforcing agency due to a conflict of interest, the fee schedule of the enforcing agency in
which the project is located shall be utilized in calculating the fees for the project. The
State training fee for the project and the reporting of the project pursuant to Department
requirements shall be submitted by the enforcing agency where the project is located.
After inspection or enforcement procedures have been performed, the agency that
performed such procedures shall provide the information required to be reported to the
municipality where the project is located. Permit documentation shall be shared between
the local enforcing agencies for timely and accurate reporting. The prior approvals
required in the municipality where the project is located shall apply.



BPMIA hosted the New Jersey Building Officials Association’s, regular monthly meeting, as we always do in May. The meeting was held at the Crow’s Nest Restaurant in Hackensack. There were 14 members of our association in attendance, and we heard information from representatives of Mitchell Humphry and e-Plan Soft and the plan review process pertaining to our jobs and their software integration. Thanks to those members of BPMIA who were present to represent our association.

Bring your code questions and comments, and also any topics you’d like to discuss at our regular meetings


If anyone is interested in a position on BPMIA’s executive board, send in your letter of intent by June 30, 2022, to the Nominating Committee chairman Mike Tabback. His email address is Get involved.

Contact President Ernie Sisco if you’re interested in serving on a Committee. Positions are still available for 2022


Congratulations to all newly sworn-in Officers and Directors for the 2022 year.

Ernie Sisco– President
Rich Silvia  – Vice President
Anthony Merlino – Secretary
Mel Streeter – Treasurer
Bob Schultz – Director for a three year term.

Officers and Directors were sworn in at our annual installation meeting/Christmas party by our friend and colleague, past President Felix Esposito.

September 14, 2022

proceeds will benefit scholarships and charities

Farmstead Golf and Country Club
88 Lawrence Road, Lafayette, NJ 07848

“AS ALWAYS”  Felix’s hospitality kart
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2019 Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

Our annual golf outing was held on September 25th at the Farmstead Country Club and deemed to be another huge success. Proceeds are used for our Scholarship fund which helps our children while attending college. Many thanks to Ernie Sisco and his committee for their hard work in making the outing the success it always turns out to be.

NJBOA’s May Association Meeting

BPMIA hosted NJBOA’s regular May Association meeting on May 25th, 2022.

The meeting was held at the Crow’s Nest, 309 Vincent Avenue Hackensack NJ 07601

There were 14 members of BPMIA in attendance, and there were representatives from Mitchell Humphry and e Plan-Soft who spoke about the integration of the two software companies and their role in code enforcement for code officials in local enforcing agencies.




By Laws Ammendments

At our May meeting the By Laws Committee Chairman presented a proposed amendment which would strike the requirement that Directors can only serve two full terms on the Board, where they would then have to move up to an Officer's position or move off the Board. After...

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Licensing: Bergen Community College

  Classes required for DCA / UCC licensing will start in September 2022, but only if there are enough students to run a class. Call the number below if you are interested in continuing your education for licensure by the State of New Jersey as code officials....

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Contractor Registration Law

Contractor Registration took effect January 1, 2006 The official text of New Jersey Statutes can be found through the home page of the New Jersey Legislature New Jersey Statutes Annotated (N.J.S.A.), published by Thomson West, provides...

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Full-Time Technical Assistant: City of Englewood


Plumbing Subcode Official and Plumbing Inspector – Part-Time.

QUALIFICATIONS: For Plumbing Subcode Official, must poses valid Plumbing Subcode Official & Plumbing Inspectors licenses at minimum ICS, preferably HHS

Valid New Jersey driver’s license

  • Work effectively with other governmental, public and private agencies, the general public and other employees.
  • Analyze and interpret Plumbing Code and investigate violations of the Code.
  • Read plans and observe physical construction to determine Code compliance.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Plumbing Subcode inspection is desirable.

Salary based on qualifications and experience. Send resume and cover letter to Construction Official, Borough of Franklin Lakes, 480 DeKorte Drive, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 or via email at by June 27. Equal Opportunity Employer.

The City of Englewood seeks a full-time Technical Assistant to the Construction Official. Certification a must. Excellent computer skills. Knowledge of Building Department operating systems. Great customer service and phone skills are required. Able to work in a fast-paced environment. Quick problem-solver who is resilient. Zoning and Planning Board experience is a plus. Salary DOQ.

Forward resumes to City of Englewood, Human Resources, 2-10 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, New Jersey 07631 or email to

Full-time or Part-time Building and Fire Inspectors: Toms River

Hello Colleagues,

I’m reaching out to share an employment opportunity with the Toms River Township Building Department. We are currently looking for Full-time or Part-time Building and Fire Inspectors.  As our Township continues to grow with new construction and renovations we need to add to our staff. If you’re interested or know someone that is, please have them apply on the Township Website. I’ve also provide the links for the ad and application below. Thank you for taking the time and hopefully, we will see you soon.

List of positions:

Bryant R. Curry
Fire Subcode Official
Toms River Township        
Building Department
33 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753

(732) 341-1000  x 8330
(732) 473-9535 Building Fax