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Zoning Board of Adjustment

(973) 593-3060
50 Kings Road
Room 206
Madison, NJ 07940 (map)

This application package consists of the following forms:

Applicant must submit original and fourteen (14) copies of the application, properly completed.

Applications must be filed 15 days prior to the date of the hearing.

The following documents must be submitted with the application:

Fifteen (15) copies of a survey, drawn to scale, showing existing structure and proposed additions/changes. Survey must also show existing and proposed front yard, side yard and rear yard setbacks. If a variance for impervious lot coverage is required, the survey must also show existing and proposed impervious lot cover. If a variance for principal building coverage is required, the survey must also show existing and proposed principal building coverage. Surveys shall not be more than ten (10) years old.

Fifteen (15) copies of letter of denial by Zoning Officer.

Original and fourteen (14) copies of certification in lieu of oath.

Original and fourteen (14) copies of sealed plans of the proposed addition or changes. If the application involves a single-family owner-occupied dwelling, the owner may draw up the plans. However, if the application involves any other type of dwelling (such as two-family, commercial etc), a professional must draw up the plans.

Original and one copy of Tax and Assessment Payment form.

Original checklist, with items checked off where applicable.

Sample copy of notice, completed, with the exception of date of hearing

Payment must be made when the application is submitted. For fee schedule please call the Zoning Board Secretary at 973 593-3060.

The applicant will be given a date for a public hearing when the application is deemed complete by the Zoning Board Secretary.

At least ten (10) days prior to the public hearing, the applicant shall give written notice in the following manner:

By publication in the official newspaper of the Borough (The Madison Eagle)

To all property owners within 200 feet. A certified list of property owners can be obtained from the Assessor’s Office. Notice must be given by personal service or certified mail.

In cases involving property situated within 200 feet of an adjoining municipality, a certified list must be obtained from that municipality. Notice must also be given to the Clerk of that municipality. Notice must be given by personal service or certified mail.

To the Morris County Planning Board, in cases involving property adjoining a County road. Notice must be given by personal service or certified mail.

To the Commissioner of Transportation of the State of New Jersey when the property abuts a state highway. Notice must be given by personal service or certified mail.

At least two days prior to the hearing, the applicant shall submit to the Board Secretary a copy of the newspaper notice and a copy of the attached Affidavit of Service, duly completed and notarized, together with the certified mail receipts, stamped by the Post Office.

It is helpful, but not required, that photos of the property be brought to the Board hearing.