How to Submit Development Applications
During COVID19 Pandemic
Development Applications shall be submitted using the online application
submission protocol. Middlesex County has instituted this new protocol due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
requirements of the Guidelines
w/ Subdivision and Site Plan Application Form shall apply,
except that the application shall be submitted using the electronic submission
protocol in addition to paper copies of the Development Application (including a CD with digital files) which shall be mailed to the Middlesex County Office of Planning, because the building is presently closed to the public.
request instructions for electronic application submission, please send an
email containing the block, lot and municipality of the development application
in the body of the e-mail by clicking here.
The Division of Development Review is responsible for reviewing all development proposals (i.e subdivision and site plan applications) to determine whether County roads/property and/or drainage facilities would be adversely affected. The Division serves as staff to the Planning Board’s Development Review Committee. Reviews are carried out for a fee, in accordance with County Subdivision and Site Plan Resolutions which are adopted by the Board of Chosen Freeholders and are based on and in accordance with the New Jersey County Enabling Act. This allows the County to assess developers for contributions for downstream drainage improvements and requires developers to install and bond for the required improvements to County Roads and Facilities. Our objective is to reduce hazards to the general public caused by unsafe traffic conditions and / or flooding. Public inquiries regarding application procedures and/or development activity may be directed to 732-745-3812.
• What is reviewed?
o All Subdivisions
o Site Plans
County Roads & County Drainage Facilities
o Safe Road Development, Proper Drainage Facilities & Save Taxpayer's Money
Categories of Planning Board Review
• Site Plans
• Exempt Site Plans
• Sketch Plat (Minor Subdivisions)
• Preliminary Subdivisions
• Final Subdivisions
The submission of plans, reports, application and fees are submitted. The staff formalizes the submission and the application fee is submitted for deposit to the Treasurer’s Office.
The applications and plans are submitted to the County Engineer, Roads, Mosquito Extermination Commission and Parks for review and approval with comments.
The application is tentatively placed on the agenda for consideration by the Development Review Committee at its regular public meeting.
After meeting the conditions, improvements and/or requirements shown on the staff report, the report is written in letter format to the Applicant, Owner, Applicant’s Attorney and Applicant’s Engineer, and to the appropriate County Departments and/or Offices.
Public inquires regarding application procedures and/or development activity may be directed to 732-745-3812.
Middlesex County Standard Details (to be used within Middlesex County Right-of-Way)
Development Review Summary
Development Review Summary January 2006 - May 2017