The Planning Department is responsible for scheduling meetings and coordinating the applications which come before the Planning Board and the Board of Adjustment. The Planning Administrator is also responsible for maintaining records of each application, meeting minutes, resolutions and maps of approved subdivisions and site plans, which are available for public inspection. Updates to ongoing litigation are posted on this website, as well as application forms, checklists, legal "crib" sheets for variance questions, agendas and approved minutes.

The Planning office is located on the first floor of the Municipal Building, 1225 Route 31 South, Building D, Lebanon and is open from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  

It is for the most part, a one person office, so IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU CALL OR EMAIL PRIOR TO COMING IN.

The Planning Administrator is  Denise Filardo  (908) 735-8800 ext. 217.
Planning Fax Number  (908) 735-0759

Click here for a copy of the Zoning Map

The Township's entire Zoning Code can be found on-line at Township Code Book, under Title 165.

Click Here for AGENDAS and MINUTES of the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment.

Click here for updates on Affordable Housing.

Click here for the Clinton Township Recreation Plan.

Having primary responsibility for planning future land use, the duties of the Planning Board are the careful controlling and monitoring of land development, which is very important in a community such as Clinton Township.  The Planning Board is a statutory entity whose members are appointed by the mayor and township council. It reviews, approves or denies all site plan and subdivision applications and has statutory authority for drafting a zoning ordinance as well as a township master plan.

A Municipal Master Plan is a comprehensive guide to the future growth and development of a municipality.  It is designed to safeguard the use of land so that it is used in ways to promote and protect the public health, safety and general welfare.  The land use portion of the Master Plan is the basis for a community's zoning ordinance.  Click here to go to the Clinton Township Master Plan.

Planning Board     Term Expires 
 Kevin Cimei, Chairman  12/31/2023
 John Lazarus     12/31/2022
 John Higgins, Mayor  12/31/2020
Tom Kochanowski, Council  12/31/2020
 Richard Scheick, Historic  12/31/2020
 Suzanne Kleinhans, Vice-Chair  12/31/2020
 Sandra Butcher  12/31/2020
 John Kilduff, Alternate 1  12/31/2020
Bill Glaser, Alternate 2  12/31/2021


Another important board serving the Township is the Zoning Board of Adjustment. It is also a Statutory entity, and one can be found in every municipality in New Jersey. The Board is responsible for reviewing and acting upon individual cases where proposals for development are presented which cannot conform to all the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance. The Board may approve or deny such applications and establish requirements for construction that it feels are necessary to protect the zoning and development regulations consistent with the public safety, health and welfare.

The Zoning Board meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Public Safety Building.

 Board of Adjustment Term expires 
 Thomas McCaffrey  12/31/2021
 John Matsen  12/31/2020
 Tom Yager  12/31/2022
 Sharon Stevens  12/31/2022
 Dave Roberts  12/31/2023
 Sharol Lewis  12/31/2021
 Dave Pfeffer  12/31/2023
 Dan McTiernan, Alternate 1  12/31/2021



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Last updated: 6/22/2020 10:06:51 AM