Departments & Services
Planning and Zoning
- The Planning and Zoning personnel administer all new development
and homeowner improvements in the township.
Every home addition, deck, patio, fence, pool, driveway, shed
or similar improvement will require a zoning permit. The Zoning
officer will review each application for township regulations regarding
front, rear, side yard setbacks, impervious surfaces and building
- The Planning department administers the Planning Board and Board
of Adjustment applications. Applications for "permitted"
uses or conditional uses are submitted to the Planning
Board. Applications for "non-permitted" uses or
variances of zoning schedule requirements are submitted
to the Board of Adjustment. (See "Boards/Commissions"
Planning Board and Board of Adjustment)
Thank you for visiting our website. Please contact us whenever
an issue is important to you. The Township Committee and Administrator
depend on your thoughts and comments, to ensure that at all times
our service offerings are community driven.
CONSISTENT WITH THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE RELIGIOUS LAND USE AND INSTITUTIONALIZED
PERSONS ACT OF 2000 (“RLUIPA”), BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, THE PLANNING BOARD, AND THE ZONING BOARD OF
ADJUSTMENT DO NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST RELIGIOUS EXERCISE, OR VIOLATE THE OTHER PROTECTIONS