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.