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Township of Washington
350 Hudson Avenue

Twp. of Washington, NJ  07676


Zoning Board of Adjustment
Last updated on December 13, 2017
Zoning Officer: Gary Mazanec
Office hours are: 8:30am - 12:30pm Monday through Friday
Zoning Bd Secretary - Vince Corrado

Phone: (201) 666-1463

♦  Zoning Map

♦  Master Plan

All Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month in the Municipal Courtroom, located at 350 Hudson Avenue and begin at 8:00 PM unless noted due to vacation/holiday*.
2017 Zoning Board of Adjustment
Meeting Dates
 Agendas Minutes Resolutions                   
 1/17/2017-Reorg Canceled        
 2/28/2017 Canceled        
 3/21/2017 Canceled        
 4/18/2017 Canceled        
 5/16/2017 Agenda Minutes ZB - attorney    
 6/20/2017 Agenda Minutes Schiller
 7/18/2017 Canceled        
 8/15/2017 Canceled        
 9/19/2017 Canceled        
from 10/17/17)
Agenda Minutes      
11/21/2017 Agenda Minutes  SZ Realty Investments, LLC 
 Johnson  2018 ZB Mtg.  Dates 
12/19/2017 Canceled        
2017 Zoning Board of Adjustment Members  
    Term Expiration
Zoning Officer Gary Mazanec  
Chairman Frederic Goetz 12/31/2020
Member Dina Burke 12/31/2017
Member George Mouravieff  12/31/2017
Vice Chairwoman Mary Ann Ozment 12/31/2019
Member Arthur Cumming 12/31/2018
Member Michael DeSena 12/31/2019
Member Diane Grimaldi 12/31/2020
Alternate 1 Said Toro 12/31/2017
Alternate 2 Michael LaGratta 12/31/2018
Engineer Paul Azzolina  
Board Attorney Donna J. Baboulis Esq.  
Secretary Vince Corrado  
Zoning Laws
Zoning approval is the first step required for certain types of construction.  It is required for permits for, but not limited to, new construction,additions, add-a-levels, decks, patios, sheds (new or replacement), fences (new or replacements), pools (in ground or above ground), and whirlpools, spas, hot tubs.

In order to obtain zoning approval, you must submit a Zoning Application available here, in the administrator’s office or the building dept. The form must be completed, include a copy of your survey/plot plan with the proposed construction drawn and highlighted on the survey.  An application fee of $50.00 is also due at this time.  Be sure the survey is up to date including any additions/deletions made since the date of the survey.  Make sure YOUR name and address appears clearly on the survey.  You will be notified by mail of your approval or denial.  You can leave a message for the Zoning Officer with the secretary for the Zoning Board on 201-666-1463
A soil movement permit is required to be filed whenever any soil is being moved onto, off of, or within a property.  For example, during the construction of a basement, crawl space, in-ground pool, retaining wall, landscaping, etc.  This permit may be obtained from either here or the Township Clerk's office.  Payment of this permit is a prior approval to the issuance of a building permit.

Engineering approval is required for certain types of construction, i.e. new house, retaining wall, etc.  A $1,000.00 escrow must be posted with the Zoning Office along with architectural or engineering plans/drawings for the work being performed.

If zoning or engineering approval is not required, or has been obtained for those permits requiring approval, you can apply for your building permit.  The application for your building permit must include:

a.       Application folder – completed and signed inside and out.
b.       Subcode Technical Sections (all that apply):

1.     Building – include costs, broken down between addition and    alteration if applicable all calculations requested – square footage, cubic volume, etc.

2.       Electric – (sealed, unless work is being performed by homeowner)
3.       Plumbing – (sealed, unless work is being performed by homeowner)
4.       Fire – required for smoke detectors, boilers, furnaces, water heaters, etc.

All technical sections must be completed in full, incl. cost, and signed.
c.        3 sets of drawings/plans must accompany the application for review.  If drawn by a NJ licensed architect, 2 of the 3 sets must be sealed.  If drawn by the homeowner, drawings must be so signed. Plans can NOT be drawn by the contractor, per NJ State Law!
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