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Work cannot be started until the permit is issued. In some instances variances may be required and a Board approval would be necessary to proceed.
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Zoning Approval is required for (but not limited to) the following improvements: Additions, Awnings, Commercial Use, Concrete Slabs, Decks, Drainage, Driveways (repairs or replacement), Fences, Finished Basements, Gazebos, Generators, Grading, Interior Alterations, Patios, Pools (above ground and inground), Signage, Solar Panels (roof and ground-mounted), Walkways.
Agendas are posted on the borough website and are available at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
In the Council room on the second floor of Borough Hall at 47 Broad Street.
The Planning Board meets on the first and third Monday at 7:30 pm. The Zoning Board meets on the second Monday at 7:30 pm Special meetings on an alternate date would be at the discretion of the Board and would be noticed and the agenda would be on the Borough website.
The entire ordinance, which is updated biannually, is available on the ecode360 website.
Please contact the Zoning Office for setback information. Setback determinations can be influenced by easements, setbacks, corner lots and prior conditions imposed by a Board.
Call our office and we will advise you of the zone in which your property is located.
If you have several projects you wish to apply for, you may combine them all in one permit for one fee if you will be completing them all within a 12 month period.
The basic zoning permit fee is $50 This fee would be in addition to any Construction Permit fees.
If you can't locate your survey, call our office as we may have it on file in the zoning files. If not, you can contact the original surveyor listed on your deed or the attorney who handled the closing when you bought the property.
A completed zoning permit application, a copy of the survey with an indication of where the work is going to be done and the setbacks to the property line. An application fee is also required.
Both permits may be applied for at the same time, however, the construction permit cannot be issued until the zoning is approved.