732-657-8121 Ext. 3907
Nicole Ashkar – Chief Code Enforcement Officer & Zoning Officer
Matt Quinn – Code Enforcement official
Darlene Garcia – Secretary
The office of Planning and Zoning is responsible for all applications for development that come before either the Planning Board or The Board of Adjustment. Application forms for the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment can be picked up, with a visit to our office. The fee schedule is also available to determine the necessary fees prior to submittal. Any questions regarding the application forms or required application fees can be answered by Darlene by contacting our office during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The application for a zoning permit can be acquired from our office during the hours reflected above. Zoning permits are required for almost all building and renovation work, including fences and shed installations. Please be advised that the zoning permit must be accompanied by a plot plan of your property showing the proposed size and location of any proposed development of the property. The plot plan must also show all proposed front, rear, and side setbacks from the property lines.
Code for the Township of Manchester Land Use Ordinance is Section 245
Since the adoption of our new code book, Manchester Township now operates under the 2006 International Property Maintenance Code. This book is on file in the Zoning office and the Office of the Municipal Clerk for public viewing.
The property maintenance code addresses requirements for house numbers intended to identify premises for emergency response, basic visual maintenance issues as well as rodent and swimming pool sanitation problems. It addresses our residents’ concerns to protect property values and quality of life issues and helps to address the many complaints we receive each year. This code is designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of all Manchester residents.