Planning & Development

About the Department of Planning & Development

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