When do I need a zoning permit?


A zoning permit is required by ordinance as a condition precedent to the commencement of a use or the erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, conversion or installation of a structure or building, which acknowledges such use, structure or building complies with the provision of the municipal zoning ordinances pursuant to the Municipal Land Use Law.


Some examples of when a zoning permit is required all exterior type work, such as additions, decks, sheds, pools, generator, driveway improvements, etc., as well as some interior work such as converting a garage into living space, finishing a basement into living area, alterations to create a mother/daughter area, etc.