The Zoning Office is often the first step in making modifications or changing the use on a particular site. The Zoning Office will review applications for compliance with the established Land Use Ordinances of the Township and issue Zoning Permits. It will additionally coordinate and schedule Zoning Variance Applications with the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
When are Permits Required?
Zoning Permits are generally required for most modifications on a property except for routine property maintenance operations. Common activities requiring Zoning Permits include:
- Installing an Above or In Ground Pool
- Constructing/Installing an Accessory Structure (Shed, Gazebo, Garage or Barn)
- Installing/Replacing a Generator, A/C Condenser, Fuel Storage Tank
- Installing a Fence
- Installing a Solar Array, both Roof and Ground Mounted Systems
- Installing a Patio, Walkway, Driveway or other Impervious Surface
- Constructing a Finished Basement
- Expanding/Modifying established uses within an existing Residence or Business
- Changing a Use within an Existing Building / Tenant Space
- Conducting a Temporary Activity (typically related to nonresidential uses and block parties)
- Removing more than 150" (dbh) of trees within a 10-year period
Download a Zoning Permit Application or submit a Zoning Information Request from the list of application forms, below.