Planning, Zoning & Property Maintenance

The Department of Planning and Zoning consists of the following:

Please stop and read how the Planning, Zoning & Property Maintenance Department can help with questions and application submissions in the most efficient manner.

Most questions can be answered via phone or email.  Please call 201-529-5757, Option #5, or see the Department Contact List at the right of this page.

The Planning, Zoning and Property Maintenance Department has been working diligently responding to phone calls and emails while processing requests and applications as quickly as possible.  When contacting the Department whether by phone or email, please leave a message with only one staff member and that staff member will respond accordingly.   We ask that you do not leave messages with multiple people for the same question and that project status calls are limited as both add avoidable delays to the process.  We hope that minimizing the number of return phone calls and emails will allow us to provide quicker response times.  A member of the department will contact the Applicant should there be a need for further information/documentation.

A Construction Permit Chart (PDF) (Permit Application Requirements List) shows what permits are needed for each project across several departments (Planning / Zoning / Construction). Please ensure this spreadsheet is reviewed to ensure proper submission of application/permit requests.  If you have a project and are not sure if it needs a permit, please call. Do not presume it does not need a permit even if it is not on the Construction Permit Chart or your neighbor or contractor says it does not. Not obtaining the proper permits can also result in violations, penalties or summonses being issued. Doing work without permits and inspections can be a hazard to the health and safety of you and your family.

Please contact the Township Clerk for requests of copies of Ordinances at 201-529-5757, ext. 230.

Township of Mahwah Master Plans

Township of Mahwah Redevelopment Plans

Use Regulations

Sign Regulations

Zoning Map