Zoning Checklist and Fees
Before any building permits can be issued on certain projects, approval is needed from the Borough Zoning Officer. Our Zoning & Permit Requirements Chart can help you determine whether your project requires zoning approval, a construction permit, or both.
The chart below outlines the requirements you will need to submit for various types of zoning approvals.
|Type of Project||Requirements||Zoning Permit Fee|
|New Home Construction Additions Covered Deck Accessory Structure (Shed, Detached Garage; Hot Tub, Gazebos) Above & In-Ground Swimming Pools||A survey to scale showing existing conditions with proposed conditions drawn to scale on the survey and showing dimensions and distance from construction to property lines. Other Construction Department approvals may be required||$15 for Accessory structures only|
|Finished basement with new walls or rooms||Floor Plan of home and finished basement showing rooms and entry Other Construction Department approvals may be required||N/A|
|Patios, Sidewalks & Driveway Replacement or Expansion (No Permit Needed for Driveway Coating & Sealing)||Copy of survey to scale showing existing conditions with proposed conditions drawn to scale on the survey and showing dimensions and distance from construction to property lines. Other Construction Department approvals may be required.||N/A|
|Uncovered Deck||Copy of survey to scale showing existing conditions with proposed deck drawn to scale on the survey showing dimensions and distances from the deck to the property lines.||N/A|
|Fence||Copy of survey to scale with proposed fence drawn on the survey indicating the height of the fence.||$40|
|Retaining Walls Over 4 Feet||Copy of survey to scale showing location of wall(s) Elevation plan of wall showing height-cross section Any wall over 4 feet requires signed and sealed drawing by an engineer||N/A|
|Change of Use, Change of Tenancy & Change of Ownership||Zoning Permit application indicating current use/tenancy and proposed use/tenancy||N/A|
|Free Standing Sign||Rendering to scale of proposed sign showing all dimensions and method of illumination. Two copies of the survey or site plan showing the location of sign and proposed setbacks.||N/A|
|Wall-Mounted Sign||Rendering to scale of proposed sign showing all dimensions and method of illumination. Elevation drawing of wall of building where sign is to be placed showing all dimensions (height and width of space in question).||N/A|