Zoning Permit

Per Section 205-138 of the North Brunswick Land Use Ordinance revised September 15,
2008, a Zoning Permit must be obtained prior to the erection, restoration, addition to, or
alteration of any structure within the Township of North Brunswick, prior to the issuance of a building permit..

Project Planning

Zoning Resources

The following resources may help you determine if your property is zoned for your project:

When do I need a Zoning Permit?

You will need a zoning permit in addition to a building permit for most types of renovations, additions, or general home improvements including:

  • New buildings, additions and alterations.
  • Decks, porches, gazebos and fireplaces.
  • Finished basements.
  • Detached garages.
  • Pools.
  • Solar panels.
  • Emergency generators
  • Fences.
  • Patios.
  • Sheds or accessory buildings.
  • Temporary structures.: defined as any membrane or fabric structures which exceed four hundred square feet (400 sf) and which will be in place for a period of time greater than fourteen (14) days.
  • Temporary storage containers: defined as containers without wheels on a non-residential property for a one-time non renewable period of one (1) year.
  • Portable storage units.
  • Retaining walls: defined as not connected to the principal building and exceeding thirty inches (30”) in height.

Permit Application

Application Instructions

Required Items To Submit With The Form

  • A copy of the original survey to scale of the entire property must be provided and must show all existing structures and all proposed structures, including setback distances drawn to scale, and all property lines and easements.
  • A survey/plot plan and/or construction plans, must also be submitted with the application.
  • Fees range from $30 to $100 per permit and are listed on the application.