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

Engineering

The Township’s engineering services are conducted by John Hansen PE, PP, CME, LEED, from Ferriero Engineering Inc., in Chester, NJ. The Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for many of the administrative functions relating to engineering and serve as the liaison to the Township Engineer. The Township Clerk is responsible for the administration of Roadway Opening Permits. Engineering related permits and applications include the following:

Grading, Land Disturbance, and Soil Erosion and Sediment Control

The Engineering Department reviews individual lot grading plans for new residential homes, additions, pools, etc. The Township requires a grading plan for any land disturbance of slopes greater than 15% or disturbance of 5000 sq ft or more. The Township manages and implements its own Soil Erosion and Sediment Control program and Soil Erosion and Sediment control approval is required for any land disturbance of 5000 sq ft or more or land disturbance lasting 30 days or more. Below are the applicable applications and checklist:

Grading/ Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Application

Grading Plan Checklist

Land Disturbance Application

Land Disturbance Checklist

Driveway Permits/Road Opening Permits / Regulations 
Township Code requires that property owners obtain a Road Opening Permit if they perform work within the public right of way.  This includes driveway drop curb replacement, sidewalk replacement, sewer, water, or gas lateral construction and other related items.  The Township Clerk is responsible for the administration of Roadway Opening Permits. A Driveway Permit is required for the construction of a driveway connection to township road, and shall be obtained prior to the commencement of any work.  Below are the applicable applications :

Roadway Opening Permit Application

Driveway Permit Application

Inquiries / Complaints

If questions, complaints or concerns arise regarding any of the above topics and a personal visit is not possible, Planning and Zoning staff can respond to letter, email or telephone messages. Please include as much information as possible to assist in our analysis.

Engineering Documents