Development Review

In accordance with the County Planning Act, NJSA 40:27-1, et seq, the Hunterdon County Planning Board reviews all land subdivisions and site plans that are located on a County road or affect County facilities. The applications are reviewed for compliance with the Hunterdon County Land Development Standards (PDF), the County's land development ordinance adopted by the Board of County Commissioners. The Standards also outline the procedures for reviewing applications and include a copy of the official road classification map.

The Land Development Standards underwent a complete review in 2018-2020. For the 2020 Land Development Standards amendment, the Official Functional Classification of County and Municipal Roads map was revised to conform to and meet current and anticipated advances in surveying methodology, and technical updates to geographic information systems (GIS). The map is an element of the County's Master Plan; as such, any changes to it require adoption by both the Hunterdon County Planning Board and the Board of County Commissioners.

Adopted by the Hunterdon County Planning Board: December 3, 2020

Adopted by the Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners: January 19, 2021

Sketch Plat Submission

The Hunterdon County Planning Board encourages the submission of sketch plats, particularly for more complex projects, such as major subdivisions and subdivisions and site plans within or adjacent to existing subdivisions, villages, hamlets or other developed areas.

Development Review Committee

As provided for in the County Planning Act, the Hunterdon County Planning Board has vested its power to review and approve subdivision and site plan applications with a committee of the Board, consisting of the County Planning Director, the County Engineer and two Board members. The Committee is referred to as the Development Review Committee (DRC). The DRC normally meets immediately following the monthly County Planning Board meeting and on the third Thursday of each month at 8:30 am. The monthly Planning Board meeting is held at 8:15 am on the 1st Thursday of each month. Complete applications must be received at least 10 calendar days prior to a meeting in order to be placed on the DRC agenda.

Applications & Easement Forms