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

To all: The Subcode Official course has been pushed to March 15th because an insufficient number of students have enrolled as of this date. Spread the word regarding these courses.


Spring 2021 Bergen Community College Uniform Construction Code program

For detailed information and registration, please visit the website:

For inquiries, please contact 201-447-7488 or email






Building Inspector RCS

3/2 – 5/27 TUE & THU

5:30 PM – 9:00PM

Paramus E-197


Electrical Inspector ICS

3/1 – 5/12 MON & WED

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Paramus E-197


Plumbing Inspector HHS

3/3 – 4/28 WED & SAT

W 6 PM – 9 PM

S 9 AM – 1 PM

Online Webex


Construction Official

4/19- 6/9 MON & WED

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Online Webex


Sub Code Official

3/15 – 5/3 MON & WED

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Online Webex


Schedules may periodically change. Please check our website for updated information.

Registered students will receive an email with the online class access three days before the start of class.

Yeon Su Kil, EdM

Program Supervisor

Bergen Community College

Continuing Education & Workforce Development

400 Paramus Rd, Paramus NJ 07652


Phone: 201-879-3515


Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Course: Sub Code Official 

Start Date End Date Fee
February 15th, 2021 April 5th, 2021 $525
Course Content
Sub Code Official – CD-063 002WB
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU’s
March 15th, 2021 May 3rd,2021 Monday, Wednesday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Anthony Merlino Online Synchronous 4


For more information on the Uniform Construction Code program, please visit the CE website:
Thank you.

Please use the Golf outing application that is currently on our site, but know that the date for the 2021 event will be September 22nd. All other information remains relevant for this years’ event. 

Our first meeting of the year was held on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021. A notice will go out in an email with the log-in information as shown below, on how to join all future meetings.

In the last two years I have never given any thought about my term as President coming to an end. I mean you know it will come at some point but I always thought I will figure something out when the time comes. Well, that time has arrived and I am left speechless. This has been such a gift to me that any words I attempt to come up with will not be enough.
I can say that this past year has changed the course of all our lives and it`s still evolving. The BPMIA continued to stay strong throughout this ordeal. Thanks to the Board along with the entire membership we altered some long-standing traditions to meet the current times without compromising our ethics.
For me this has been an incredible journey that again is so hard to put into words. I would like to welcome the entire Board and wish them well. Happy Holidays to all The BPMIA family stay safe and healthy.

Thank you.
Michael Tabback BPMIA  President


Past President Joe Albanese asked that we post this message…

Renee and I would like to thank the Board of Directors and members for the gift basket and well wishes as we recover from COVID-19. This hit us both very hard and we have been home for 5 weeks now. A reminder that tomorrow is not promised and life is very precious.

Joe and Renee Albanese

On November 5th 2020,a special elections committee met with President Tabback and the two candidates running for the position of Vice President. This year, and for the first time in BPMIA History we conducted a mail-in election  because of restrictions in place preventing us from holding our normal in person meeting. After counting all eligible votes the committee declared Rich Silvia the winner of the election. Congratulations to Rich, and a special thanks to Lou Qualiu for his contribution to the association as a member of the Board of Directors. The board also wants to acknowledge the general membership for their patience and cooperation in these trying times. On December 2nd, we met again virtually, as Past President Felix Esposito read the oaths of office, swearing in the 2021 Board of Directors. Watch for details to follow in future emails, listing the meeting dates and sign-in instructions for our first Wednesday of the month regular association meetings. The access code will be the same for the meetings through the June 2nd, 2021 meeting. Stay safe.




Dear Association members,

The Board of Directors would like to extend wishes to all our members that you and your families are safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. The Board continues to meet on our normal monthly basis to discuss issues that affect our membership and our professions.

Members, be advised that our virtual meetings will be held on the GoToMeeting website. You should be ready before the meetings start by downloading the app now, by clicking on the link

You will only need to install it once for all future virtual meetings. Log information will be sent out to you via electronic mail so please continue to monitor your emails so you don’t miss this important information. 


From the President

Dear members,

We are very aware that anxiety can be heightened during this current situation. We want to separate fact from rumor by relying on our health care experts: the local, state and federal agencies that are responsible for guiding us. The BPMIA wants all of us to be informed with the most up to date information regarding the current health emergency

As we partner with our members to meet known and unknown challenges, we are committed to keeping the channels of communication open and doing all we reasonably can to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our members and their families. We the BPMIA Board, plan to communicate regularly with our members as we monitor the situation and we will post BPMIA updates on the news page of our website.

Thank you.  Mike Tabback

The Scholarship Committee received one application for the scholarship award this year, the winner of which was announced at the regular September meeting. Congratulations go out to Salvatore Merlino, and the association wishes him the best in his course of studies in mechanical engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. 

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

Contact President elect Ernie Sisco if you’re interested in serving on a committee. Committees can be found on the Committees page.

Get involved!


The 2020 golf outing has been cancelled but we are planning to hold one in September of 2021. Watch for further information. 

Congratulations to all newly sworn in Officers and Directors 

Following our mail-in ballot election in November for the Vice President position, the Board of Directors is proud to post the names of the incoming Officers and Directors for the upcoming year:

The 2021 slate is as follows:

Ernie Sisco– President

          Rich Silvia  – Vice President

            Anthony Merlino – Secretary

                                     Larry Scorzelli – Treasurer                            

                                            Mel Streeter – Director                                          


                                                                      Directors terms are for three years.

Any topics you’d like to discuss at a general meeting? Please let us know. You will soon be able to interact online through our web site. We’ll keep you posted.

NJBOA’s May Association Meeting

BPMIA hosted NJBOA’s regular May Association meeting. This year’s meeting

was held at Francesco’s Restaurant on May 22nd. A rep from the American

Wood Council spoke about construction site safety.


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.


By Laws Ammendments

The By Law amendment underlined in Article III Meetings, Section 3 below, and newly added section 4 Article VI found below are now permanent sections in our By Laws. ARTICLE III MEETINGS SECTION 1: General membership meetings of this Association shall be held nine (9)...

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Licensing: Bergen Community College

  Classes required for DCA / UCC licensing will start in February 2020, 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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Go to the League of Municipalities web site in their classified ad section to see a complete listing of municipal jobs available in the State of New Jersey.


The Village of Ridgewood seeks a dedicated, organized and customer service oriented professional for the full-time position of Construction Official. The Construction Official will also be the Director of the Building Department. Duties include: performing plan review of projects and inspections as well as supervising a staff of Subcode Officials, technicians and inspectors. Must possess a current, valid Construction Official license, issued by the Department of Community Affairs. In addition, Building HHS and Building Subcode licenses are required, as well as a valid NJ driver’s license. Must be computer literate (Spatial Data Logic, Edmunds); have strong management skills, with the ability to lead and direct personnel; as well as have excellent communication skills when dealing with the public. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Send cover letter and resume to: Beth Spinato, Administrative Assistant, Village of Ridgewood, 131 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 or email to, with the subject line, Construction Official. Deadline for submission is March 22, 2021. The Village reserves the right to interview candidates as applications are received. The Village is EOE and a Civil Service community.