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Planning & Development
About the Department of Planning & Development

Effective November 13, 2017: 

The Building Department will resume regular office hours of
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

The Planning Department will continue office hours of
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

The Department of Planning and Development is comprised of the Planning, Building/Construction Code, and Zoning Enforcement/Property Maintenance/Housing Divisions.  These three divisions work collectively to ensure the safe and appropriate growth of the Township by guiding its physical, economic and social development. 

The Department of Planning & Development functions include:
  • Process, review and research Development Applications to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment;
  • Evaluate Master Plan and Municipal Land Use Regulations;
  • Prepare Redevelopment Needs Analysis and Redevelopment Plans;
  • Council on Affordable Housing;
  • New Ordinances for Development;
  • Open Space & Recreation Committee and Plan;
  • West Orange Housing & Rehabilitation Program;
  • Downtown West Orange Alliance;
  • Community Development Block Grants;
  • Rent Leveling Board;
  • West Orange Arts Council;
  • Historic Preservation Commission;
  • Section 8;
  • Enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance Land Use Regulations;
  • Enforcement of the Housing Code;
  • Construction, Fire and Habitability Inspections;
  • Permit Issuance

Planning & Development

Contact Us

66 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052

Planning & Development
Phone: (973) 325-4110
Fax: (973) 325-6359

Zoning Official
Phone: (973) 325-4119

Building/Construction Code Enforcement
Phone: (973) 325-4112

Public Housing
Phone: (973) 325-4107

Monday- Friday
7:30 am-8:30 am
     Building Dept.- Permit
     Drop Off and Pick Up
     Planning & Zoning Dept.-
     Fence Permit Drop Off, Garage Sale Permit
      and CCO Drop Off and Pick Up ONLY
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
All Regular Business