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- Department of Zoning & Housing Enforcement
Department of Zoning & Housing Enforcement
The Department of Zoning and Housing Enforcement is responsible for the enforcement and maintenance of the Township's Land Use Regulations enacted by the Township's Committee. The Director of Zoning and Housing Enforcement reviews applications for all proposed uses, construction or alterations to ensure that they are in accordance with the provisions of the Township's Zoning Ordinance or Variances duly authorized by the Township Planning Board, prior to the issuance of a permit.
The Department of Zoning and Housing Enforcement is also responsible for the enforcement of municipal codes and conducting inspections for the issuance of Certificates of Continued Occupancies, required by Township Ordinance, prior to the sale or rental of all residential properties.
Areas of responsibility include:
- Provide zoning information for but not limited to: Permitted uses, setback requirements, lot coverage, and all other bulk building requirements.
- Provide zoning information for but not limited to the following type of improvements: Decks, patios, driveways, signs, fences, swimming pools, garages, and shed regulations. All applicable building permits for these improvements must be obtained from the Building Department.
- Inspect all residential properties prior to sale or rental for compliance with construction code, property maintenance code, and all other applicable Township codes.
- Code enforcement as it relates to: Zoning, housing and property maintenance codes.
See the Township of Freehold Land Use Ordinance Chapter: 190
Information regarding zoning and Applications for Zoning Permits (PDF) may be obtained from the Zoning office at 732-294-2068. To schedule a CCO inspection, contact the Department of Zoning and Housing Enforcement at 294-2068.
- Where do I pick up applications for sheds, decks, fences, signs, etc.?
They are available at the Department of Zoning and Housing Enforcement, located in the Construction Building.
- Where do I call to schedule a Certificate of Continued Occupancy (CCO)?
Call the Department of Zoning and Housing Enforcement at 732-294-2066 or 732-294-5109.
- How long is a Certificate of Continued Occupancy (CCO) valid?
A certificate of continued occupancy issued for the resale of a property shall be valid for a period not to exceed 120 calendar days from the date of issuance or until there occurs a change of occupancy
A certificate of continued occupancy issued for the rental of a property shall be valid for a period not to exceed 60 calendar days from the date of issuance or until there occurs a change in occupancy.