About the Department
Zoning Hours – Thursday night, by appointment only. 908 856-3355 EXT. 236
The purpose of zoning is to establish a pattern of use for lands and buildings within the township. Our zoning and land use ordinance is pursuant to the Municipal Land Use Law NJSA 40:55D et seq.
A zoning permit is required when applying for any new construction, alteration, change in use, and/or accessory structure. It is important that the applicant plan ahead; and when applying for a zoning permit, obtain and bring along a scaled, accurate plot plan or survey of the property in question. The applicant may complete the one-page application at the zoning office. If all items are in order, the zoning officer will issue a zoning clearance, which allows the applicant to apply for a building permit. The fee for a zoning permit is $30.00.