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Housing and Zoning Office

Erin Maurer: 856-299-0098 ext 100

Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm.

1 State Street, First Floor
Penns Grove NJ 08069
856-299-0098, ext. 100
Fax: 856-299-3411

Vacant, Housing & Zoning Inspector

The Housing & Zoning Office handles a variety of situations such as:

  • Residential Certificates of Occupancy
  • Zoning Permits
  • Zoning & Land Use Questions
  • Zoning Violations

We currently have a vacancy for housing inspector. You may be asked to show property over phone on video, before final inspection is scheduled. Note that if you do not pass inspection, re-inspection may take up to three weeks to reschedule, until the borough hires for the position.


  • Certificate of Occupancy – $50.00
  • Re-inspection – $50.00 (first one is free)
  • Zoning Permit Application – $10.00

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Looking for Volunteers!

Items to be inspected include: sidewalks, driveways, fences, trees, sanitation, grading and drainage, natural growth, exhaust vents, discharge of sump pumps, accessory structures and ground surface hazards. The cost of inspection is $50, due prior to inspection. Here are common documents that are helpful. Please refer to these documents when preparing for a zoning approval application. When do you need zoning approval? [This is not a complete list]:

  • Installing a fence
  • Installing a pool
  • Installing solar panels
  • Opening a new business that is different than the type of business previously there
  • Opening a new business after building was vacant for one year/365 days or more
  • When you want to use a food truck


$25 Zoning App Fee

Starting May 2, 2022 the borough will increase the Zoning Application fee to $25.

This is similar cost to apps throughout New Jersey.

Forms and Documents

Note for Users of Screen Readers
Please note these are PDF documents which may or may not be readable by Screen Readers. Any resident using a Screen Reader may contact the office to inquire about receiving alternate copies of these documents.