Zoning

Martin J. Chiarolanzio, Zoning Officer/Construction Official

Tom Potere, Zoning Review Officer
Email: tpotere@livingstonnj.org

357 South Livingston Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039-3994
Phone:  973-992-5000 ext. # 5215   Fax:  973-992-7435 

To make an appointment with the Zoning Review Officer,
call 973-992-1595 or email: zoning@livingstonnj.org

Updated Zoning Map

Zoning Review Officer Counter Hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30 AM – 12:00 Noon            

Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Reminder:

In 2016, several Zoning fees were updated. The new fees are as follows:

 Residential Zoning (Accessory Structures*)             $75

    Residential Zoning (All Other)                                   $140

   Commercial Signs                                                        $140

  Commercial Tenant                                                      $140

Zoning Confirmation Letter                                         $75

*Accessory Structures: Deck, Fence, Retaining Wall, Portico, Front Porch, Gazebo / Pergola, and Raised Patio

Find out about  Tree Removal

The Zoning Department is responsible for administering and enforcing the Township’s Zoning, Subdivision, Site Plan Ordinances, and Tree Removal Permits.  The staff is available to answer any questions and assist residents who wish to apply for Zoning and Tree Removal Permits. The department is staffed with a full-time Zoning Officer and full-time Zoning Review Officer who reviews all Zoning and Tree Removal Permit applications to ensure compliance with the Zoning Ordinance.

A Zoning Permit is required for all fences, decks, raised patios, pools, hot tubs, spas, retaining walls, new homes and remodeling of homes, building additions and sheds, regardless of their height and/or size. The residential zoning permit fee is a $75.00 for sheds, fences, decks, retaining walls, porticos, front porches, gazebos / pergolas and raised patios; the fee for all other residential work is $140.00.

A Commercial Zoning permit also applies to any business that wishes to change ownership, expand their operation, and change tenants or signs.  The fee for a non-residential Zoning Permit is $140.00.  Sign permits are required for all freestanding signs, wall signs and banner-type signs prior to their installation.   If either the resident or business does not conform to the zoning in their particular area, and the Zoning Permit is denied, they have the right to apply to the Zoning Board for approval.

Residence-based business or home offices are permitted and are subject to meeting the standards in the Township’s Land Use Ordinance. These standards are intended to ensure that the home office does not negatively impact adjoining residents and the residential character of the neighborhood. You can obtain more information by visiting our website information:  Livingston residence-based businesses or home offices.

The Zoning department is here to provide direction and assistance throughout the Zoning process.  Should you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us.

To purchase a copy of the Land Use booklet, please contact the Township Clerk’s office at 973-535-7965.

More Zoning Information & Applications

Applications & Forms Information
Residential Amending Fence and Wall Ordinance #21-2013
Interpretation & Definitions of HFA & HFR
Established Setback Line Calculation Form Pool Requirements: Above or In-Ground
**Residential Zoning Permit Residential Construction Project Flow Chart
Survey Affidavit to use only for Fences or Sheds Shed Requirements Checklist
 ** Post Variance Approval Sign Requirements for Livingston Town Center
Township Ordinances
Tree Removal
Commercial Zoning Table
**Commercial Sign Zoning Application
**Commercial Zoning Application
** Temporary Banner & “A” Frame Sign Application Other Township’s Web Pages / Information
Livingston residence-based businesses or home offices
** writeable forms  Zoning Board