Tenant Review Instructions
Site Plan Development
An Application for Minor Site Plan Tenant Review for Change of Occupancy
is required by Municipal Ordinance § 185-104. Applications can be
obtained at the Building Department at 151 West Passaic Street in
Application for Tenant Review
APPLICATION CHECK LIST:
1) Fifteen (15) copies of Application for Minor Site Plan Tenant Review
Including: Form A. (Parking Information) Form B. (Review by Construction
Official) Form C. (Certification of Payment of Taxes)
2) Fifteen (15) copies of sketch of the available parking spaces and
dedication of spaces3Fees: Secretary/administrative fee (all applicants
except single-family owner-occupied dwellings) $100 Minor site plan
approval, tenant review (§ 185-104) $200 plus secretary fee Resolution
Preparation$250Please Note the Following:¨
Fees and application are submitted to the Secretary of the Planning
¨ Planning Board Meetings are held every 4th Thursday of every month
at 8:00 p.m. in the municipal building.
¨ You must be present at the meeting for your Application to be
¨ All corporations or business entities must be represented by an
¨ Your application must be received at least twenty (20) days prior
to the scheduled Board meeting.
¨ Only after your hearing and upon receipt of your resolution from
your attorney, Application for a Certificate of Occupancy must be made
at the Building Department.
¨ Do not take occupancy of any space without the receipt of
Certificate of Occupancy and tenant space inspection.
You must send notice via certified mail to all property owners within
200 ft of the premises, and you must publish a notice in the newspaper
concerning your Application at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting.
A list of property owners can be obtained from the Township Tax
Collector. Without proper notification, your Application will not be
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL SITE
PLAN DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS
Application for Planning Board (other than Tenant Review)
Land Use Application
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS
1. Application Forms: Sixteen (16) copies.
2. Fees and Escrow.
3. Certification of Taxes Paid.
4. Site Plan or Subdivision Plan: Sixteen (16) copies.
5. Affidavit of Ownership. If applicant is not the owner, applicant's
interest in land must be indicated; e.g., tenant, contract/purchaser,
lien holder, etc., and permission of property owner to file the
application must be submitted.
6. If applicant is a corporation or partnership applying to the Board or
the Council for permission to subdivide a parcel of land into six (6) or
more lots, or applying for a variance to construct a multiple dwelling
of twenty-five (25) or more units or for approval of a site to be used
for commercial purposes, list the names and addresses of all
stockholders or individual partners owning at least 10% of its stock of
any class as required by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-48.1 and 48.2.
7. A statement from the property owner granting permission for the Board
and any of its experts to enter the subject premises for purposes of
inspection in relation to a development application.
8. Statements as to any requirements for which waiver or variance is
sought, together with a statement of reasons why same should be granted.
9. For minor site plans, minor subdivisions, preliminary major site
plans and preliminary major subdivisions, a statement of any and all
approvals which are required from other governmental or
10. If approval from the Bergen County Planning Board is required
pursuant to P.L. 1968, c. 285, a copy of the application submitted to
the Bergen County 11. For minor subdivisions, preliminary major site
plans and preliminary major subdivisions, one of the following:
a. A letter of interpretation from the N.J.D.E.P.;
b. A letter of exemption from the N.J.D.E.P.;
c. A copy of any application made to the N.J.D.E.P. for any permit
concerning a proposed regulated activity in or around freshwater
d. Documentation from a qualified professional demonstrating that no
wetlands exist on the subject property, and demonstrating that no
wetlands exist on adjacent property that would affect or limit
development on the property which is the subject of the development
12. For minor site plans, minor subdivisions, preliminary major site
plans, preliminary major subdivisions and variance applications, a copy
of any protective covenants or deed restrictions, if any, affecting the
property in question; provided that if none exist, an affidavit from the
owner certifying that no such covenants or restrictions exist, shall be
13. Complete checklist provided for one of the following development
Form 1 - Informal (Concept) Subdivision __________
Form 2 - Informal (Concept) Site Plan __________
Form 3 - Minor Site Plan __________
Form 4 - Minor Subdivision __________
Form 5 - Preliminary Major Site Plan __________
Form 6 - Preliminary Major Subdivision __________
Form 7 - Final Major Site Plan or Final Major Subdivision __________
Form 8 - Appeals and/or Interpretation of Ordinance __________
Form 9 - "D" Variance Application __________
Form 10 - "C" Variance Application __________
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Once your application is reviewed by the Board, a Resolution is prepared
by the Board attorney. The Resolution is the legal document that
outlines the approval or denial of the application and any conditions
placed on the application by the Board.
§ 185-37. Decisions.
A. Each decision on any application for development shall be set forth
in writing as a resolution of the Board, which resolution shall include
findings of fact and legal conclusions based thereon.
B. A copy of the decision shall be emailed by the Board secretary within
10 days of the date of decision (memorialization) to the applicant or if
represented, then to his attorney, without separate charge. A copy of
the decision shall also be mailed to all persons who have requested it
and have paid the fee prescribed by the Board for such service. A copy
of the decision shall also be filed in the office of the Municipal
Clerk, who shall make a copy of such filed decision available to any
interested party upon payment of a fee calculated in the same manner as
those established for copies of other public documents in the
If you have additional questions regarding the Resolution process,
please e-mail the Board secretary at:
and Applicants, please refer to Chapter 185 Land Use Ordinance of the
Township of Rochelle Park located on the Township Web site.