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Zoning Enforcement, Property Maint. & Housing
Effective May 2, 2017
Early Hours: Fence Permit Drop Off, Garage Sale  & CCO drop off and pick up ! 7:30 am-8:30 am
Regular Hours: ALL BUSINESS 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Zoning Enforcement & Property Maintenance

The Zoning Enforcement, Property Maintenance and Housing Department is committed to the continued enforcement of our Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 25), and Housing Ordinance (Chapter 14).  The Department manages all inquires related to illegal uses, commercial business uses,  required permits, and site plan review.  The team consists of a Zoning Officer, two Property Maintenance Inspectors and a part-time Fire Inspector.  

Queries overseen by the Department include:

Commercial Business Application Package for Permitted Use Change in Occupancy
All new commercial business owners or tenants must also apply for a separate Commercial Certificate of Occupancy in the Building Department.  A separate Sign Permit is also required.

Building, Remodeling, Opening a New Business

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Permits & Applications

For some permits, prior zoning approval is required.  Zoning approval is required for, but not limited to, the following:

A copy of your property survey and if applicable, architectural plans to scale, must be submitted at time of application showing exact location and dimensions of work to be done.

Permits and applications are available in the Department's Document Center.

Zoning Enforcement, Property Maintenance and Housing
66 Main Street
Room 217
West Orange, NJ 07052

Contact Us

Geniece Gary-Adams
Zoning Official
Ph. (973) 325-4119 

Perry Jambor
Property Maintenance Inspector
Ph. (973) 325-4115 

Will Ordonez
Property Maintenance Inspector
Ph. (973) 325-4118

Office Hours

Monday- Friday
8:30-4:30 pm