- Zoning Department
Seaside Heights Zoning
Office Located in the Construction Department
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
(732) 793-9100 x 122
Zoning Officer & Flood Plain Manager
Kenneth D. Roberts Jr
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Depending on the type of work you are about to do, a Zoning Application may be required.
Some examples of types of work that require a Zoning Application are as follows:
New Home, Addition, House Raise, Decks/Stairs, HVAC, Accessory Building, Pool,
Shed, Fence, Roof/Siding and Tents.
If you do not see the work you about to undertake, please contact the office for advisement.
Zoning can essentially be divided into three basic categories: Subdivisions, Site Plans, and Enforcement.
Subdivisions can range from a lot line adjustment between neighbors to a major development. Most subdivisions proceed before the Planning Board. The Planning Board maintains jurisdiction of subdivisions regardless of size and including those, which involve "bulk" variances (i.e. setbacks, lot area, steep slopes, impervious area, etc.).
Subdivisions (and the fees and escrow deposits for same) are broken down into the following: concept plan, lot line adjustment (minor subdivision for), minor subdivision or re-subdivision with no variance, minor subdivision or re-subdivision with variance(s), preliminary major subdivision and final major subdivision. There is an Application For Subdivisions & Re-Subdivisions form (which includes the fees and escrows) that must be completed. Most subdivisions proceed before the Planning Board. The Planning Board maintains jurisdiction of subdivisions regardless of size and including those which involve "bulk" variances (i.e.: setbacks, lot area, steep slopes, impervious area, etc.).
However, if a subdivision contains any "use" variance (i.e.: non-permitted use, floor area ratio, certain height variances) it would then be within the jurisdiction of the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Site Plans most often involve non-residential uses. Typical applications involve the construction of, or additions or alterations to a non-residential building, change of use which requires additional parking on a lot with insufficient parking, parking lot expansion, etc. Like subdivisions, most site plans, including those involving "bulk" variances, are within the jurisdiction of the Planning Board.
Site plans (and the fees and escrow deposits for same) are broken down into the following: concept plan, minor residential site plan (professional use, accessory apartments), non-residential site plan review/waiver (facade changes without site work, building expansion nor variances), minor non-residential site plan, preliminary major non-residential site plan, final major non-residential site plan, preliminary major residential site plan and final major residential site plan.
Typical examples of violations are: non-permitted use in a building, illegal signs, overcrowding, commercial vehicles, and property maintenance. Call the Zoning Enforcement Officer, Ken Roberts at (732)-793-9100 Ext.122 when the alleged offense is occurring, and provide him with as much detail as possible. This sounds simple, but all too often a complaint is made relative to an event which took place a week or more in the past, or a building (for instance a shed) constructed too close to a property line, after it is completed.
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Seaside Heights Planning Board Secretary
(732) 793-9100 ext 125
Seaside Heights Borough Engineer
O’Donnell and Stanton
1705 Route 37 East
Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: (732) 573-0490
Fax: (732) 573-0499