Nick Procaccini, Zoning Officer
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Any person proposing to remove a tree shall make application to the Township by filing a written Tree Removal Permit Application with the Township Land Use Department. Before you cut down your trees or clear an area of brush, please take a moment please and read our “Tree Clearing” Ordinance.
Ordinance No. 23-16 was adopted on 12/6/2023 and can be found in Chapter XXXV, Land Use, Article 11, Section 11-25 Tree Removal. Millstone Township desires to protect and preserve the scenic beauty and natural environment of the Township; prevent erosion of topsoil and sedimentation in waterways; ensure quality development; provide shade and wildlife habitat; reduce pollution; sequester carbon; reduce light pollution, and decrease noise. The primary intent of this ordinance is to ensure that there will be a significant population of healthy trees within the Township. This ordinance establishes permitting policies and procedures for removal and protection of trees, defines heritage trees and specifies penalties for violation. For further information, go to our website at www.millstone.nj.us under the heading “Government” and the category “Township Code Book” and find the above section in the “Land Use and Development” code book. (https://ecode360.com/MI0357/laws/LF1933814.pdf).
Zoning permits shall be secured from the office of the Zoning Officer prior to construction, erection or alteration of any structure, building or sign; or part of a structure or building; or upon a change in the use of a structure, building or land. A Zoning Permit must be applied for and received simultaneously with or before the issuance of any building permit or Certificate of Occupancy. No Zoning Permit shall be issued if any taxes or assessments for local improvements are due or delinquent on the property for which the application for a Zoning Permit is made. In the event any portion of the construction, erection or alteration of any structure shall include activity described in Article 10 (of the Municipal Codebook), no Zoning Permit shall be issued until acceptable performance guarantees are posted.
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