The Engineering Department provides professional assistance to the various Township departments, such as the Planning Board as well as technical support for Township homeowners and developers. Areas of responsibility include:
- Coordinate the construction of approved site plans and subdivision applications for the Planning Board
- Provide construction inspections (excluding buildings, which are inspected by the (Construction Department) for all new development sites in the Township
- Review and approve excavation within the right-of-way
- Review lot grading plans (drainage) for new inground pools, additions, etc.
- Perform field inspections for all capital improvements, including state aid projects
- Coordinate with the Public Works Department for the annual Pavement Rating Program
- Management of the annual Road Overlay Program
- Geographic Information System (G.I.S.) data gathering/dissemination for public and private entities
- Administration of the 50/50 Sidewalk/Curb Replacement Program for reimbursement available to Township residents.
Maps Available From the Department
Maps available for review and replication in the Engineering Department include hydric soils, wetlands, tax maps, water and sanitary sewer distribution, topographic base maps, orthophotographic base maps, and street maps. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Maps are available directly from the FEMA website. Costs for Township map reproductions are $8 for standard 24-inch by 36-inch maps. Also, 11-inch by 17-inch maps are available for $1.50. Digital orthophotography and planimetrics are available by individual tiles at $150 each in digital or paper formats.
Maps Available Online
Excavation Within the Right-of-Way (Trench Opening)
Fill out the Permit Application for Excavation (PDF) or contact the Township Clerk's Office at 732-294-2010.
- Do I need a permit to repave (resurface) my driveway?
A Zoning Permit is required from the Zoning Officer to repave or resurface your existing driveway.
- Do I need a permit to widen my driveway?
If you are widening the curb and concrete apron, you will need an "Excavation within Right of Way" permit from the Township. If you are also widening the asphalt portion of your driveway, you will also need a Zoning Permit from the Zoning Officer. Please contact the Engineering Department for details.
- Do I need a permit if I am widening my asphalt driveway but not the curb and apron?
You will need a Zoning Permit from the Zoning Officer if you are only widening your asphalt driveway. However, you must first contact the Engineering Department regarding driveway width and maintaining a 5-foot distance from your side property line and not encroaching any easements.
- How are streets selected each year for overlay (resurfacing)?
Each year, every street is inspected and assigned a rating number. The streets with the worst rating are selected based on the availability of funding.
- Which sidewalks, apron and curbing are eligible for the reimbursement program?
Any sidewalk, apron and curbing for single-family residential properties which is defective or worn through normal wear and tear is eligible. Please refer to the Replacement Program Description for further information.