Planning and Zoning

Lynne Rafuse, Planning and Zoning Secretary
856-694-1234 x145
1571 Delsea Drive, Franklinville NJ 08322
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm

This department provides advice and direction on a wide variety of land use issues, from preparing a property for subdivision and development and adjusting lot lines to processing requests for use and density variances.

We will be happy to guide you through the entire application process, to ensure that your project proceeds as smoothly as possible. Contact Lynne Rafuse for advice on the master plan, ordinances, applications, fee schedules and more.

Planning Board
Pat Dougherty, Chair
Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Town Hall courtroom

The Planning Board is responsible for developing the Township Master Plan; reviewing subdivisions and site plans; establishing the Official Map; administering the Township’s Zoning Ordinance, and approving variances and building permits in conjunction with subdivision, site plan and conditional use applications.

The Board consists of nine members with two alternates, in specific membership classes as designated in New Jersey law.


Zoning Board
John Gravenor, Chair
Meetings: First Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Town Hall courtroom

The Zoning Board is responsible for hearing appeals of decisions made by the Zoning Officer; hearing and deciding on interpretations of the Zoning Map or zoning articles of the Land Use Ordinance; granting variances of a strict application of the Land Use Ordinance; and granting variances for uses or structures in districts restricted against such structure or use. The Board consists of seven members with two alternates.


Zoning Permit – Construct New Home
Zoning Permit – Accessory Uses
Certificate of Occupancy Transfer

Master Plan