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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 County Commissioners, 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 (CDBG) 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

August 03, 2020
For the remainder of the year, all Planning Board Meetings have been rescheduled as virtual/remote meetings and will be held via video/teleconference using the Cisco WebEx application. Beginning Monday, August 3, Planning Board submissions must be provided through both physical and digital transmission. For more information, visit passaiccountynj.org/planningboard

July 19, 2021
Members of the public are invited to comment on the Paterson-Newark Transit Market Study.  A copy of the presentation at the public hearing on July 8, 2021 of the Passaic County Planning Board and the executive summary and  final report are located at passaiccountynj.org/transitmarketstudy.