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401 Grand St. Paterson, NJ 07505 | (973) 881-4000
"Rich History, Bright Future"

Planning & Economic Development

The Planning and Economic Development Department consists of the following divisions: 
  • Planning
  • Community and Economic Development
  • County Historian
  • Public Housing

The department serves as the staff resource for the Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Passaic County Planning Board, Passaic County Agriculture Development Board, and the Open Space, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee. Planning and Economic Development also administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) program. 

The department facilitates the development and redevelopment of communities that offer citizens a high quality of life by meeting their needs for employment, affordable housing, efficient transportation, and access to leisure, recreational and cultural opportunities. The department provides a process that assists citizens and community leaders in directing future changes in the county.

Department News

April 20, 2020
The regular meeting of the Passaic County Planning Board scheduled for April 23, 2020 at 5:00pm has been cancelled. All submissions received through Friday, April 24 will be scheduled for hearing at the May 7, 2020 meeting. The May 7 meeting will be conducted remotely using the Cisco WebEx application. Additional details regarding access by members of the general public will be provided on this page in advance of the meeting.