Roxbury Planning & Zoning
- 1715 Route 46, Roxbury Township 07852, New Jersey
The Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for administering and enforcing the Township's Zoning, Subdivision, and Site Plan Ordinances. It also assists the Planning Board and Zoning Board. The department is involved in long-term planning of the community through Master Plan amendments and Land Development Ordinance revisions. The staff is available to answer any questions and provide assistance to residents who wish to appear before either board or apply for a zoning permit. The department is staffed with a full time zoning officer who reviews all zoning permit applications to ensure compliance with the zoning ordinance.
A permit is required for all fences, decks, patios, pools, hot tubs, spas, building additions and sheds regardless of their height and/or size. There is a $30 fee for a residential zoning permit application. This permit also applies to any business that wishes to change ownership, expand their operation, change tenants or signs. The fee for a non-residential zoning permit is $60. Sign permits are required for all freestanding signs, wall signs and banner-type signs prior to their installation. If either the resident or business does not conform to the zoning in their particular area and the zoning permit is denied, they have the right to apply to the Zoning Board for approval.
Home offices are permitted as an accessory use on a residential property, subject to satisfying the standards in the zoning ordinance. These standards are intended to ensure that the home office does not negatively impact adjoining residents and the residential character of the neighborhood.
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