In 2016, several Zoning fees were updated. The new fees are as follows:
- Residential Zoning (Accessory Structures*) - $75
- Residential Zoning (All Other) - $140
- Commercial Signs - $140
- Commercial Tenant - $140
- Zoning Confirmation Letter - $75
*Accessory Structures: Deck, Fence, Retaining Wall, Portico, Front Porch, Gazebo / Pergola, and Raised Patio
View the updated zoning map (PDF).
The Zoning Department is responsible for administering and enforcing the Township’s Zoning, Subdivision, Site Plan Ordinances, and Tree Removal Permits. The staff is available to answer any questions and assist residents who wish to apply for Zoning and Tree Removal Permits. The department is staffed with a full-time Zoning Officer and full-time Zoning Review Officer who reviews all Zoning and Tree Removal Permit applications to ensure compliance with the Zoning Ordinance.
A Zoning Permit is required for all fences, decks, raised patios, pools, hot tubs, spas, retaining walls, new homes and remodeling of homes, building additions and sheds, regardless of their height and/or size. The residential zoning permit fee is a $75 for sheds, fences, decks, retaining walls, porticos, front porches, gazebos / pergolas and raised patios; the fee for all other residential work is $140.
Commercial Zoning Permits
A Commercial Zoning permit also applies to any business that wishes to change ownership, expand their operation, and change tenants or signs. The fee for a non-residential Zoning Permit is $140. Sign permits are required for all freestanding signs, wall signs and banner-type signs prior to their installation. If either the resident or business does not conform to the zoning in their particular area, and the Zoning Permit is denied, they have the right to apply to the Zoning Board for approval.
Land Use Ordinance
Residence-based business or home offices are permitted and are subject to meeting the standards in the Township’s Land Use Ordinance. These standards are intended to ensure that the home office does not negatively impact adjoining residents and the residential character of the neighborhood. You can obtain more information by reading Livingston residence-based businesses or home offices (PDF).
To purchase a copy of the Land Use booklet, please contact the Township Clerk’s office at 973-535-7965.