|Although municipal inspections have been suspended, residents are reminded that zoning and building permits are still required. All home improvement work including fences, sheds, pools, interior alterations, and utility replacements still require that permits be submitted by regular mail. Zoning permit applications may be found on the left menu on this page.|
NOTICE - Temporary suspension of all permit and inspection requirements for the sale of residential homes - All construction permit inspections and rental inspections for a change of tenancy are also suspended
The Zoning Official is responsible for the review of all development applications including, but not limited to major and minor subdivisions, site plans, use and bulk variances. The Zoning Officer also supports the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance and similar codes or ordinances related to development in the township, as well as the issuance of Occupancy Permits for residential and new tenant/owner occupancies in existing non-residential buildings and structures.
As a condition to the issuance of an Occupancy Permit, a project must comply with all applicable codes and ordinances including, but not limited to, building codes, subdivision and setback requirements, and regulations pertaining to an entry sign board, fire department codes and regulations, applicable zoning laws, landscaping and parking requirements, obtaining appropriate curb cut permits and provisions for applicable sanitary sewer, water, storm drainage and other utilities. The issuance of a Occupancy Permit for a project is evidence that the conditions set forth have been satisfied.
Code Enforcement Inspectors enforce the township's property maintenance standards for all township properties, inspect and certify housing code compliance for all residential rental properties when there is a change in tenancy, and investigate overcrowding conditions in residential homes. The staff also conducts a comprehensive multi-family housing inspection program on a five-year cyclical basis.