Building, Zoning, & Property Maintenance


During this state of emergency the following procedure will be used to issue a Smoke Detector Certification and CO:

An application(s) is to be submitted and paid for by the seller as normal.

The seller submits an application and certification in lieu of inspection for certificate of smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, and fire extinguisher compliance.

The inspections will be deferred for up to ninety (90) days after the state of emergency is lifted.

The buyer and seller agree in writing that the buyer, NOT the seller shall be responsible to equip the property with compliant smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguisher per State law.

Applications can be mailed to the Township of Wyckoff at 340 Franklin Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 or placed in the Drop Box used to pay taxes by the Town Hall front door.  Checks should be made payable to the Township of Wyckoff.  Currently Town Hall is closed to the public.

Use the following forms placed here for convenience:

Certificate in Lieu of Inspection

Application for Continued Certificate of Occupancy (CCO)

Application for Smoke Detector, CO & Fire Extinguisher Compliance

About Us:

You may drop off or pick up forms and permits at any time, however, the Construction Official may not be in the office.

Please Note:  Inspections must be scheduled by calling the department secretary at (201) 891-7000 ext. 303 or 304.  Meetings with the technical staff are by appointment only.

  • Fred Depken's office hours are Monday - Friday: 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
  • Building Inspections take place Monday - Friday: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Thomas Gensheimer's office hours are Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 pm.
  • Mark DiGennaro's office hours are by appointment only.

Be Advised: If you or your contractor are found to be performing work without the required permits, fines will be issued.  Fines can range from $500 to $2,000.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Fred Depken Property Maintenance/Zoning Enforcement Officer/Fire Marshal (201) 891-7000 ext. 302
Mark A. DiGennaro Township Engineer/Subsurface Septic System Engineer (201) 891-7000 ext. 301
Thomas Gensheimer Construction Code Official/Building Subcode Official (201) 891-7000 ext. 300
Cindy Risseeuw Building Department & Board of Health Secretary (201) 891-7000 ext. 304
Maureen Mitchell Secretary 201 891-7000 x117
Natalie Huizing Clerical Assistant 2018917000, Ext. #303