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

Planning & Economic Development

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

Programs
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

March 17, 2020
Effective March 18, 2020, the Passaic County Department of Planning and Economic Development is working with a limited staff because of the Public Health Emergency. As a result, the Planning Board Meeting scheduled for March 26, 2020 has been canceled. 

Effective immediately, all Planning Board applications and submissions will be accepted through digital transmission ONLY.