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15 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069


Mon-Thu: 8am-4pm
Fri: 8am-1pm
 15 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069


Contact Us

15 Mountain Boulevard
Watchung, NJ 07069

Carolyn Taylor 

(908) 756-6093

Zoning Permit Application

Information necessary to obtain a Zoning Permit:

A description of proposed work. A plot plan (survey) indicating the location of proposed construction on your property, and conformity to the applicable bulk requirements is required to obtain a zoning permit. Zoning permits are required for most home improvement projects, including new structures, additions, decks, swimming pools, accessory structures including sheds, generators, signs and fences, changes of use, etc.

The applicable zoning permit application must be filled out. The first column, depicts what is required in the particular zone. The second column reflects what currently exists based upon the survey, and the third column shows proposed changes to the existing. All columns must be completed.

There is a $35.00 fee for zoning applications, payable to the Borough of Watchung.

Once zoning approval is granted, you must apply to and obtain approvals from the Engineering Department for either a Land Disturbance permit, an exemption, or a letter stating that you don’t need anything from Engineering, depending on the project. If the project involves only interior work, engineering approval is not required.

Click here for the borough’s Chapter 28-502, Fences and Walls code.

Click here for the borough’s Chapter 28-504, Signs code.


Carolyn Taylor
Zoning Officer
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (908) 756-6093