Chester Township
1 Parker Road
Chester, New Jersey 07930
908-879-5100

Planning and Zoning Department

Planning / Zoning Administrator; Zoning Official
Ryan Conklin PP, AICP, CFM, GISP

Work Phone: (908) 879-5100 x823
Work Email: rconklin@chestertownship.org

The Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for the administration of  land use and development and implementation of the Township’s Zoning, Subdivision, Site Plan Ordinances, Property Maintenance, and Soil Disturbance. The department is also responsible for secretarial and staff liaison duties for the  Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustments. The department serves as the information point for land development and property upgrades in the Township. 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, grading plan application, or soil erosion and sediment control application. The department is staffed with a full time Zoning Officer/Planner and a full time Deputy Zoning Officer who reviews all zoning permit applications to ensure compliance with the zoning ordinance.

Planning

  • Applications for land development, soil movement, variances, and interpretations (Planning Board & Zoning Board of Adjustment)
  • Resources for businesses seeking to move into the Township
  • Information for current and future homeowners and developers
  • Environmental information
  • Information on the public hearing process
  • Information on Master Plan documents
  • Coordination of other administrative duties including, grants, reports, and analyses
  • GIS and Mapping Services

Zoning

  • Zoning information
  • Zoning permit applications for new construction, additions, signage, new tenants or accessory structures
  • Enforce zoning ordinances

Engineering

  • Grading Plans
  • Land Disturbance
  • Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Driveway Permits

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