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Township of Washington
350 Hudson Avenue

Twp. of Washington, NJ  07676


Zoning Board of Adjustment
Last updated on October 17, 2018
Office Hours are: 8:30am - 12:30pm Monday through Friday
Intake Secretary - Bernadette Pomykala

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 7:30 PM unless noted due to vacation/holiday*.
         2018 Zoning Board of Adjustment   
Meeting Dates Agendas Minutes
01/9/18 - RO* Agenda Minutes
02/6/18 - SM* Agenda  
02/13/2018* Agenda  
03/20/2018 Agenda  
04/17/2018 Agenda  
05/15/2018 Agenda  
06/19/2018 Agenda  
07/17/2018 Canceled  
*08/14/2018 Agenda  
08/21/2018 Canceled  
09/18/2018 Agenda  
10/16/2018 Agenda  
11/20/2018 Agenda  
12/18/2018 Agenda  
*August 21st meeting canceled and rescheduled for August 14th.
2018 Adopted Zoning Board  Resolutions :  
Resolution Description Adopted
Reso Rizvi 10/16/18
Reso Ghisalberti 9/18/18
Reso Fan 6/19/18
Reso Hazen-Pouliot 5/15/18
Reso Gonzalves 4/17/18
ZBA 18-2 ZB Engineering Firm Azzolina & Feury 3/20/18
ZBA 18-1 ZB Attorney G. Giannantonio 3/20/18
ZBA 18-0 Recording Sec  
2018 Zoning Board of Adjustment Members  
    Term Expiration
Chairman Frederic Goetz 12/31/2020
Vice Chairman Said Toro 12/31/2018
Member Pablo Forray 12/31/2021
Member Michael Werfel 12/31/2021
Member Mary Ann Ozment 12/31/2019
Member Les Hanna 12/31/2019
Member Diane Grimaldi 12/31/2020
Alternate 1 Toni Plantamura 12/31/2019
Alternate 2 Michael LaGratta 12/31/2018
Engineer Paul Azzolina  
Board Attorney Gary Giannantonio Esq.  
Recording Secretary Vacant  
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 OfficerGary Mazanec 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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