The Municipal Land Use Law, N.J.S.A.40:55D, is the State Statute that regulates land use in the State of New Jersey. The Zoning Officer is responsible for the enforcement of this statute, as well as the enforcement of local zoning ordinances adopted by the Township Committee.
When considering changes to your property in Holland Township, you will most likely require both zoning and construction permits. Below is a general outline regarding when a permit from the zoning officer is required and how to obtain one.
COMMON ZONING PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
PB/BOA Chapter 101 Highlands Land Use Application Form
PB/BOA Checklist For Determining Completeness of Application Submitted Under Chapter 101 Highlands Land Use Ordinance
Change of use - Residential, i.e. converting a garage to an office/ living space, an attic to a bedroom, or finishing off a basement
Change of use - Commercial, i.e. converting a building or unit from storage to retail or professional office
Any increase in height or square footage
Garages & barns
Sheds of any size
Decks and gazebos
Pools (including seasonal blow up pools exceeding 4') and hot tubs
Permanent Standby Generators
Erection of all signs
Driveways (If seal coating no permit is required)
Certificate of Continued Occupancy
This is not an inclusive list. If the work you plan on doing is not listed above, it is your responsibility to contact the Zoning Officer to be ascertain if a permit is required. Please call to schedule an appointment to receive a zoning permit.
Holland Township does not have Zoning Applications. Zoning permits are issued through appointment only with the Zoning Officer. The following items are required to obtain a zoning permit for accessory uses:
If you have a Septic or Well a Hunterdon County Health Dept. Construction Permit Referral Form completed and Statement of Confirmation approved by the County Board of Health. Click Here to Download (As of April 1, 2011 this form is longer needed unless you are adding a bedroom or doing an addition to your exisiting single family dwelling)
A survey of your property showing location of septic and well, set back lines and requested improvement.
Three sets of Plans, drawings, sketches for your proposed accessory use. (Architectural/Engineer drawings must be sealed)
Certification of taxes paid from Tax Collector.
Check made payable to Holland Township for $75.00 (except above ground pools and sheds under 150 sq. ft. $25.00) or exact cash for fee.
Copy of any variance approval or denial from Holland Township Planning Board/Board of Adjustment.
If you are located in the Highlands Preservation Area an exemption letter from Highlands Council for approval on Additions, Pools, Decks, Sheds and New Residence. Exemption Letter Application.
Contractors and Homeowners - A Temporary Sign Permit must be filled out and returned to the Zoning Officer if you will be advertising work being done to a home by way of a temporary sign. Temporary Sign Permit
The Following items are required to obtain a construction permit:
A Zoning permit
Hunterdon County Board of Health Construction Referral Form
Survey and sealed plans
Building jacket and permits completed
Please note that construction permits are picked up and paid for at:
N.J. Bureau of Code Enforcement
171 Route 173, Suite 107
Asbury, NJ 08802
Phone: (908) 713-0722
Fax: (908) 713-0995
ATTENTION HOLLAND RESIDENTS
POSTING SIGNS ON UTILITY POLES IS ILLEGAL
AND YOU COULD BE FINED IF CAUGHT
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
INFORMATION FOR HOME SELLERS, RENTORS AND POTENTIAL HOME BUYERS
Holland Township requires that you obtain a Continued Certificate of Occupany (CCO) prior to selling, renting or buying a home. The fee is $75.00 checks made payable to the Township of Holland. Please contact the Zoning Officer TWO weeks prior to closing to arrange for an inspection.
The following items will be required to be in the appropriate location and working at time of inspection, if a second inspection is required a second fee of $75.00 shall be paid to the Township of Holland.
No Attempt will be made by this inspection to examine the Septic, Sewage Disposal, Well, Plumbing, Electric, or other systems of the property or the construction of any structure on it.
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