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Application and Guidance Documents

The NEW Passaic County Planning Board Development Review Application is now available in a fillable PDF format. Additionally you will find submittal requirements, engineering details and standards. It is important to become familiar with all of the County requirements in order to not delay your project.

Separate application forms and fees must be submitted for subdivisions and site plans on the same property reviewed simultaneously
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Application

Submission Requirements

Design Standards

Passaic County Roadway System Information

Engineering Details

Fee Schedule


There is no fee for government agencies. For not-for-profit organizations, there is a processing fee of $125.00 for each application.

These fees cover all NEW submissions which are defined as the development of or construction on a site which has not previously been reviewed by the County or a proposal on which there has been no County action for one year or more. There is no charge for revisions.

Separate application forms and fees must be submitted for subdivisions and site plans on the same property reviewed simultaneously.

Fees charged represent the cost to the County of doing the review and are not a guarantee of approval. No refund of fees will be made if an application is subsequently denied, withdrawn or changed.


Application Type

Rate

Sketch Plat
(Minor Subdivision)

$325.00 + $33.00 for each new buildable lot

Preliminary Plat
(Major Subdivision)

$375.00 for projects with no frontage on a county road and $ 33.00 for each new buildable lot

Final Plat

$125.00 for each final plat

Site Plan

Residential:

$775.00 plus $25.00 per new dwelling unit up to a maximum fee of $9,550.00

Non-residential: 

$775.00 plus $13.00 per new parking space up to a maximum fee of $9,550.00

 

Corridor Enhancement Program

(* Corridor Enhancement Plan element of the Passaic County Master Plan)

$20 per linear foot of frontage on County Roadway


All payments should be in the form of a CHECK or MONEY ORDER made out to the "County of Passaic"

County Roadway System

Passaic County roadways have been grouped into several categories to make the document user friendly. Click here to view.

Roadways can be found by:
Municipal Listing
Alphabetical Listing
Route Number/Numerical Listing

Permits

Storm Drain Connections

Storm Drain Connection permit is required to connect into the County Storm Drain system. Permits are needed in two cases:

County Planning Board Approval
If the connection in question is part of a site plan approved by the County Planning Board, then the applicant completes the Storm Drain Connection permit and submits it to the County Engineering Department. No plans are necessary. The permit will be processed and approved through the County Counsel Department.
 
No Planning Board Approval
If County Planning Board approval is not required, then the applicant must submit plans and drainage calculations, 25 year storm, along with the form to the Engineering Department. The proposal will be reviewed, and a letter sent to the applicant within 15 business days. The letter will; approve, deny the plan, or request modifications. There is no guarantee that approval will be granted.

Encroachment Permits
Encroachment Permits are required in following two circumstances:

Existing Encroachments
These are existing features which are located within the County Right-of-Way. The purpose of the permit is to establish the encroachment and liability. If the site or feature is improved in the future, the applicant may be required to remove the encroaching feature at its own expense. This would also be true if the County undertakes improvements on the adjacent roadway or bridge.
 
Proposed Encroachments
These are proposed features which the applicant wishes to construct within the County Right-of-Way. Proposed encroachments are strongly discouraged by the County. The same conditions above would also apply. There is no guarantee that approval will be granted in either case.
 
Right-of-Way Access Permits
Right-of-Way Access permit is required to install a new driveway, or remove/modify an existing driveway. Permits are needed in two cases:
 
County Planning Board Approval
If the driveway(s) in question are part of a site plan approved by the County Planning Board, then the applicant completes the Right-of-Way access permit and submits it to the County Engineering Department. No plans are necessary. The permit will be approved by the County in most cases within five business days.
 
No Planning Board Approval
If County Planning Board approval is not required, then the applicant must follow these
right-of-way access permit procedures. A plan of the proposed work must be submitted along with the form. The proposal will be reviewed, and a letter sent to the applicant within 15 business days. The letter will either approve the plan, or request modifications. There is no guarantee that approval will be granted.
 
Right-of-Way Entry Permits
Right-of-Way Entry Permit is required for any work or storage within the County Right-of-way. Fees and maintenance bonds may be required.

These permits are handled by the County Operations Department. In some cases approval from the Engineering Department is required first, such as for driveways, storm drains, or other work. If only sidewalk and / or curb repair work is being done, Engineering Department approval is not required


Corridor Enhancement Plan


The purpose of the program is to bring more business and tourism to Passaic County by providing a safer and more attractive environment along the commercial and recreational corridors of the County. It will help to improve the physical health and welfare of citizens and visitors by encouraging exercise and by promoting pedestrian, bicycle and mass transit usage. The Corridor Enhancement program may also improve the economic health of the various communities in Passaic County by enhancing the corridors, which are often downtown areas, by making them more attractive for redevelopment.

For all major subdivisions located on a County Road, the applicant shall be required to make a contribution equal to $20 per linear foot of frontage on the County Road to the Corridor Enhancement Fund for the district in which it is located.

For all site plans which come under the County Planning Board jurisdiction and are located on a County Road, the applicant shall be required to make a contribution equal to $20 per linear foot of frontage on the County Road to the district in which it is located. For site plans which are for signage only or for a change of use with no interior or exterior structural changes the fee shall be reduced to $250.

The plan can be viewed here