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Township of Washington
350 Hudson Avenue

Twp. of Washington, NJ  07676


Zoning Board of Adjustment
Last updated on November 13, 2019
♦New Summer Hours go into effect July 8th and run thru Sept. 2nd. The new hours are as follows:
•  Monday: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm  
•  Tues/Wed/Thurs: 8:30am - 4:30 pm
•  Friday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Zoning Board Engineer - Paul Azzolina
Zoning Board Secretary - Barbara Coleman 

Phone: (201) 666-1463 - Room 214 - 2nd Floor
♦  Zoning Map
♦  Master Plan
Zoning Officer - Joe Setticase
Office hours:  Mon thru Fri.:  7:00am–3:00pm
Direct Phone: (201) 666-3312 - Room 304  - 3rd Floor
*Fall Office hours begin Sept 3, 2019 and they are:  Monday:  1:30pm–4:30pm - 2nd Floor
Tues. thru
 Fri.: 8:30am–4:30pm  (lunch 12:30 – 1:30)

All Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Municipal Courtroom, located at 350 Hudson Ave. and begin at 7:30 PM unless noted due to a vacation/holiday*.

No new applications will be heard after 10:00 p.m..  Open session will be cut off at 11:00 p.m., unless the Board opts to waive that requirement, at the Board’s discretion. Please see below for all agenda information.

2019 Zoning Board of Adjustment   
Meeting Dates Agendas Minutes
01/15/19 - RO Canceled Minutes
02/20/19 - RO* Canceled Minutes
03/19/2019 Agenda Minutes
04/16/2019 Agenda Minutes
05/21/2019 Agenda Minutes
06/18/2019 Agenda Minutes
07/16/2019 Canceled Minutes
08/20/2019 Agenda Minutes
09/17/2019 Canceled Minutes
10/15/2019 Agenda Minutes
11/19/2019 Agenda Minutes
12/17/2019 Agenda Minutes
2019 Adopted Zoning Board  Resolutions :  
Resolution Description Adopted
19-109 Member Appointments 1/07/19
19-151 Appt. of Dennis Moore 3/04/19
19-1 Secretary 3/19/19
19-2 Attorney 3/19/19
19-3 Engineer 3/19/19
19-4 Meeting Dates 3/19/19
19-5 DLK Partners 4/16/19
19-6 B & C Realty 6/18/19
19-7 Liberti 6/18/19
19-8 Imbarrrato 6/18/19
2019 Zoning Board of Adjustment Members  
    Term Expiration
Chairman Frederic Goetz 12/31/2020
Vice Chairman Said Toro 12/31/2022
Member Dennis Moore 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 12/31/2020
Engineer Paul Azzolina  
Board Attorney Gary Giannantonio Esq.  
Recording Secretary Barbara Coleman  
         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 Canceled  
12/18/2018 Canceled  
*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  
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.  

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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