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Planning & Development
About the Department of Planning & Development

Effective November 13, 2017 
Regular Office Hours will resume for all business. 
There will be no Early Hours.

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