Building Department


The Village of Ridgewood Building Department ensures the safe and lawful use of buildings and properties by enforcing the provisions of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code and local Zoning Regulations. We facilitate compliant development with integrity, efficiency and professionalism. We are committed to providing quality services to all citizens through innovation, continuous improvement, determination and excellence in customer service.


The Village of Ridgewood Building Department is committed to becoming a premier municipal building organization, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all and making our village safer. We are committed to improving our performance and developing procedures that are streamlined, understandable and transparent.

Name Position Phone
Yunny Feroz Technical Assistant to the Construction Official 201-670-5500;211
Paola Perez Asst. Zoning Officer/Technical Assistant to the Construction Official 201-670-5500;212
Jane Wondergem Secretary to the Zoning Board of Adjustment 201-670-5500;210
Tracy Jeffery Code Enforcement Officer 201-670-5500;214
Paul Kalksma Building Subcode Official 201-670-5500;208
Carlo Madrachimov Building Inspector 201-670-5500;207
Frank Giordano Plumbing Subcode Official 201-670-5500;506
Paul Albanese Plumbing Inspector 201-670-5500;506
John Young Fire Subcode Official 201-444-7898
Arne March Electrical Subcode Official 201-670-5500;213

Building Department Information

2016 A-Frame Resolution


WHEREAS, the Village Council of the Village of Ridgewood has been approached by business owners in the Central Business District (CBD) to consider the possibility of permitting the placement of “A Frame” type signs on the public sidewalk area in front of their businesses; and

WHEREAS, The Village Code of the Village of Ridgewood, at Section 190-122 B (1) (b), prohibits the placement of any signs on the sidewalk areas in the Village; and

WHEREAS, the Village Council has expressed concerns for the safety of pedestrians on the sidewalks of the Village, particularly on the Central Business District sidewalks, as well as the visual impact of the placement of multiple and different style signs on sidewalks; and

WHEREAS, at the May 4, 2016 Village Council Public Work Session, discussion focused on the enforcement of the above mentioned Ordinance, with a request from the business owners for consideration to suspend the enforcement of the Ordinance for a trial period so as to permit "A Frame" type signs; and

WHEREAS, the legislation prohibiting the placement of signs on the sidewalks of the Village of Ridgewood is under the purview of the municipality, the Village Council can temporarily suspend its enforcement until further notice by vote of the Village Council; and


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2016 A-Frame Sign Application

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