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Applications & Submissions

ocean county applications form
All subdivisions of land within Ocean County shall be submitted to the Ocean County Planning Board for review, and where required, approval. Subdivision approval is required for those subdivisions that affect County road or drainage facilities.
All applications for site development, for change of use and for modification to site facilities of a commercial or industrial use located along a County road or affecting County drainage facilities shall be submitted to the Board for review and approval, except that site plan review shall not be required for one and two-family dwellings, or for permitted accessory uses incidental to one and two-family dwellings, or site plans for land development not along a County road that include less that one acre of impervious surfaces.

*Summary from the Ocean County Subdivision and Site Plan Resolution, Chapter 300.

Planning Board Submission Procedures:

All Applications for Subdivision, Site Plan or Lot Consolidation require three (3) sets consisting of:

  1. Application Submission Checklist
    • All items on checklist must be submitted with application to be considered complete and ready for review. Download PDF (110 KB)
  2. Application for Subdivision, Site Plan or Lot Consolidation Download PDF (700 KB)
    • Application must be LEGAL size and clearly legible. (3 copies)
    • NO faxed copies, poor copies or letter-sized applications will be accepted.
    • Failure to conform to the above specifications will automatically deem an application incomplete.
    • Get interactive Application here (PDF) or contact the Planning Department for an original to be mailed to your address.
    • Be sure to set Page Size to LEGAL and Page Scaling to None.
  3. Fee Schedule (2 copies)
  4. Sealed original plat or site plan map plus two (2) paper copies and one (1) digital copy.

Submission and Filing Requirements:

All applications must be filed at the Planning Board office no later than noon five (5) working days (typically Wednesday) prior to a scheduled meeting date. Meetings are normally held on the first (1st) and third (3rd) Wednesdays of each month.

Applications under the development review jurisdiction of the Pinelands Commission must also meet the application requirements contained in the Comprehensive Management Plan for the Pinelands National Reserve and Pinelands Area adopted by the Pinelands Commission. The Pinelands Certificate of Filing Docket No. and Review Permit No. will be required on the Application Form.

Review Chapter 300 of the Ocean County Subdivision and Site Plan Resolution for detailed submission, review and approval procedures and requirements. Download PDF.

Fee Schedule

Minor Subdivision
Minor Subdivision Review Fee$15.00 per Lot
Major Subdivision
Preliminary Review Fee$85
Dwelling Units$5.00 per Unit
Final Review Fee$40.00
Site Plan
Site Plan for Development Review$75.00
Total Parking Spaces$0.50 per Space

Administrative Guidelines

The review fees shall apply to each land subdivision or land development submitted to the Ocean County Planning Board for review in accordance with the New Jersey County and Regional Planning Enabling Act, Section 40:27-6.2 and 40:27-6.6. Excepted from this fee schedule will be plans submitted by State, County and Municipal governments, churches, hospitals and secular nonprofit institutions.

The fee may be submitted, with the standard submission package, by the appropriate municipality, or the submission package and fee may be submitted in person to the Ocean County Department of Planning located at 129 Hooper Avenue, First Floor, Toms River, New Jersey.

Checks or money orders (no cash will be accepted) should be made out to the Ocean County Treasurer. Any fee submitted that is not consistent with the above fee schedule will prevent the 30 day statutory review period from commencing. The review period will commence when the proper fee is received by this Board. In addition, any check refused by the bank due to insufficient funds, will stop the review process which will not start again until the required fee is received.

If the County Planning Board fails to complete its review within the 30 day statutory time period mandated by law, the fee will be returned to the applicant upon request, except in those instances of a formal request by the County Planning Board of a time extension to continue its review.

No refund of an application fee will be made if a project is disapproved by the Ocean County Planning Board.

The County fee will not be combined with any local municipal fee, if required.

SPECIAL NOTE:
All condominiums, townhouses, garden apartments and cooperative structures and uses, without regard to form of ownership, shall be classified and reviewed under the condominium or cooperative corporate form of ownership. Fees for this type of ownership shall be computed under the Major Subdivision Class.
Adopted by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, April 1, 1981

Submission of Site Plan and Subdivison Applications

All subdivisions of land within Ocean County shall be submitted to the Ocean County Planning Board for review, and where required, approval. Subdivision approval is required for those subdivisions that affect County road or drainage facilities.

All applications for site development, for change of use and for modification to site facilities of a commercial or industrial use located along a County road or affecting County drainage facilities shall be submitted to the Board for review and approval, except that site plan review shall not be required for one and two-family dwellings, or for permitted accessory uses incidental to one and two-family dwellings, or site plans for land development not along a County road that include less that one acre of impervious surfaces."

*Summary from the Ocean County Subdivision and Site Plan Resolution, Chapter 300.