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There are several openings on the Historic Preservation Commission.  The Commission is in need of Class A, Class B, and Class C Members.  The Washington Township Historic Preservation Commission oversees changes involving existing properties and new construction within three historic districts and several individual sites. It also acts in an advisory position to any homeowner of an historic property within the township. Training through state conferences is available.

Class A - person who is knowledgeable in building design and construction or architectural  history and who may reside outside the municipality.

Class B - person who is knowledgeable or with a demonstrated interest in local history and who may reside outside the municipality.

Class C - citizens of the municipality who shall hold no other municipal office, position or employment except for membership on the Planning Board or Board of Adjustment. 


The Recreation Committee has 2 Regular and 2 Alternate Member position open. 



Fill out a volunteer application here.  Submit to the Clerk's Office in the Municipal Building, 43 Schooley's Mountain Road, or fax to 908-876-5138

October 9th-15th is Fire Prevention Week.


To help increase awareness in Washington Township about the life-saving benefits of smoke alarms, we wanted to share some serious statistics:

• Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms

• More than one-third (38 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.

• The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.


Please take note of the new Planning & Zoning hours and contact information:


Planning & Zoning Board Secretary

Teri Lyons, Land Use Coordinator

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday

908-876-3315 x1241


Zoning Officials

For zoning violations and questions please use the online request system or contact the Zoning Officer or Deputy Zoning Officer.

Ryan Conklin, Zoning Officer
Office Hours: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday
Daniel Flaherty, Deputy Zoning Officer
Office Hours: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday 1:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays
Zoning Officials can be reached at 908-876-3315 x1236
Additional Business Hours for the Washington Township Zoning Department for permit application drop-offs are:
Monday to Friday 9 AM to 11 AM

We are in the height of hurricane season, and with storms like Hurricane Matthew receiving heavy media coverage, it's a good time to remind all residents of our local emergency operating procedures.

When major storms have the potential to threaten us locally, the Washington Township Police and First Responders receive up-to-date weather information directly from the Emergency Management division of the NJ State Police.

If extreme weather is likely to impact us, we will typically activate our Emergency Operations Center at police headquarters when the storm is several days away. One of the first things we will do is share the most current and accurate information to the community using the municipal website, as well as through the Nixle email/mobile messaging system and our local news and radio partners.

Prior to the actual arrival of the extreme weather, municipal leadership is ensuring that all of our key resources – including police, public works, first aid, fire, health and structural inspectors – are "at-the-ready" with a coordinated response plan to help ensure the community's safety during the event and quick recovery.

If you haven't already signed up for the Nixle alerts to your email or mobile phone, we urge you to do so. Simply click on the following link and follow the step-by-step instructions --


Did you attend the Fireworks, Green Festival, and Food Truck event on September 10?


Let us know what you thought so we can begin planning the next event!!

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