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Planning / Zoning



Planning Board


Tom Dixon

Zoning Officer
(973) 347-2500 x 131

Duties of Zoning Officer.

It shall be the duty of the Zoning Officer to investigate any violation of this chapter coming to his attention, whether by complaint or from his own personal knowledge or observation.
A.   Where any building or structure is erected, constructed, altered, repaired, converted or maintained or any building, structure or land is used in violation of any provision of this chapter, the Zoning Officer shall serve notice upon the owner or person violating this chapter, either personally or by registered mail, to remove the violation within 10 days. If after 10 days the violation still exists, the Zoning Officer shall either:
(1)   File a complaint in the Municipal Court of the Township against the owner, his agent or any person or corporation perpetrating the violation, serving the aforesaid offender with proper notice, and prosecute this judgment in Municipal Court; or
(2)   Upon the express authority of the Township Council and with the advice and assistance of the Township Attorney, file in the Superior Court a complaint to terminate the violation.
B.   The Zoning Officer shall enforce all conditions imposed by the Planning Board on the operation of facilities constructed in accordance with approvals secured from said Board.
C.   It shall be the duty of the Zoning Officer to issue zoning permits. Such permits shall be secured from the Zoning Officer's office prior to application for a building permit for the construction, erection or alteration of any structure or sign or part of a structure or upon a change in the use of a structure or land. Each application shall be accompanied by the required fee.

Cheryl White

Technical Assistant Land Use
(973) 347-2500 x132