Online Zoning Permit Application

We are happy to announce that you can now submit zoning permit applications online.  Please follow all instructions carefully when submitting zoning permit applications online.  Payment will be taken once your application has been submitted and reviewed to ensure that all necessary information needed to render a decision has been provided. Payments can be made online with a credit card or an electronic check both of which include a nominal processing fee.  If you do not wish to pay online you will be informed of where to mail a check once your permit has been reviewed.  For the purposes of the time of decision required under the NJ Municipal Land Use Law (NJSA 40:55D-1), the application will not be deemed complete until the payment is accepted by the Township and decisions will not be rendered until payment has been received. Should you have questions or concerns about your submission, please contact Kathryn Malgieri at kmalgieri@chtownship.com.

Please note, due to the Township closure and current COVID-19 safety measures, all mail sent to the Township is quarantined for a period of 72 hours.  Should you choose to mail in payment, the time it takes to receive the permit may be delayed.  In addition, despite the closure of many notary locations, we are still required to obtain notarized Consent of Owner forms should the applicant not be the owner of the property.  Therefore, we highly recommend that, when feasible, property owners apply for all zoning permits on their own behalf or on behalf of their tenants.

All applicants submitting zoning permits shall be required to adhere to all Local, County, and/or State regulations that may pertain to the activities requesting to be undertaken in the zoning permit.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to obtain any and all additional approvals that may be required prior to commencing such activities.  In submitting a zoning permit application, and any additional required materials, the applicant is certifying that the information provided therein is true and accurate to the best of their knowledge. The Department of Community Development reserves all rights to request additional information as needed to render a decision.

Residential Applications:

All residential applications must include a survey, plot plan, or aerial image of the property showing the proposed improvement and include all dimensions and setbacks on the plan (this includes, but is not limited to length, width, height, and area dimensions required by ordinance). The Residential Permit Worksheet must also be completed as it provides us with all of the additional information we may need in order to render a decision on the application. If these documents are not provided your application will be refused.  If the applicant is not the owner of the property, a Consent of Owner form is also required.  Links to all forms are located below.  If you do not have a survey of your property you may be able to obtain one through the Department of Community Development, if one is on file.  If you are the owner of the property, please contact Kathleen Gaeta at kgaeta@chtownship.com to see if a copy of your survey is available.  If you are not the owner of the property, surveys can be requested through an Open Public Records Act Request through the Clerk’s Office.

Residential Permit Worksheet

Consent of Owner Form

Non-Residential Applications:

If you are looking to change the ownership, occupancy, or do work on behalf of a tenant, please download the Non-Residential Permit Worksheet, provide all relevant information and upload it with any additional information requested on the worksheet. The Department of Community Development reserves all rights to request additional information as needed to render a decision. If you are not the owner of the property and are applying on behalf of the property owner you are required to submit a notarized consent of owner application. If any exterior site work is proposed, please Natalie Shafiroff, PP, AICP (nshafiroff@chtownship.com) to determine if a land use board application may be required.

Non-Residential Permit Worksheet

Consent of Owner Form