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Obadiah La Tourette
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Obadiah La Tourette
The Long Valley Mill

The building looms over the bustling Route 24, once called Chester Pike, just east of Long Valley center. At once, upon seeing it, you know that the mill holds a thousand stories and probably a thousand more secrets in its ancient timbers.

Aerial View of Long Valley
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Aerial View of
Long Valley in Fall

In the rolling hills of Morris County, Washington Twp is noted for preserved farmland and historic buildings. Washington Township was incorporated as a township on April 2, 1798, from portions of Roxbury Township.

5K Turkey Trot
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Turkey Trot 2017
in Long Valley

The WMC Memorial 5K Turkey Trot is a community event being held to continue the tradition of the WMC Memorial Race started 12 years ago in memory of Kyleigh D’Alessio and Tanner Birch.

Police Honor Guard 2018
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Police Honor Guard 2018
Washington Township Police Department

The mission of the Washington Township Police Department to protect life and property, enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner, and to preserve the peace, order, and safety of the community we serve.

Califon Road Park
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Califon Road Park
Pond at Califon Road Park

The pond at Califon Road Park is located behind the parking area for the park’s Little League field and four all-purpose fields

Memorial Day Ceremony
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Memorial Day Ceremony
Rock Spring Park

Washington Township held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony to salute our brave servicemen and servicewomen who have given so much for our country at the Veterans Memorial Site at Rock Spring Park.

Santa Program
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Santa Program
Cucinella School

At the Recreation Department’s annual Afternoon with Santa at Cuccinella School, local families enjoyed face painting, balloon animal and photos with the Santa and his helper.


The Zoning Officer enforces the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance and is responsible for the examination of all applications for permits and the issuance of zoning permits for the commencement of a use, and the construction, reconstruction, alteration, conversion, installation of or addition to any structure or building, including accessory structures, pillars, gates and signs.

Zoning Documents

Application for Zoning Permit - Any new structure, impervious cover, or change in use. Application (pdf), apply online

Lot Coverage Worksheet - Any project that will increase the impervious coverage on a property, including new or additions to principal and accessory structures, new or expanded patios or driveways, etc. Worksheet

NJDEP Regulation Areas Release/Indemnification - Activities regulated by the NJDEP, including potential impacts to wetlands, transition areas, waterbodies, riparian zones, and flood hazard areas. Release and Indemnification

Highlands Exemption Determination Form - Located in Highlands Preservation Area and greater than 0.25 acres of disturbance. Exemption Form

Affidavit in Support of Waiver of Site Plan / Change of Use / Change of Tenant - Business moves into a new location or the use of a building changes. Application

Basement / Accessory Structure Renovation - Basement finishing or accessory structures that have electric, plumbing, and/or configurations that could be suitable for a separate dwelling unit. Affidavit

Application for Accessory Use Home Occupation Home - occupation that complies with the requirements listed in this document. Application

Application and Permit for Temporary Storage Container - Temporary portable storage unit for 60 days. Application

Schedule of Area, Yard and Building Requirements - Click here for minimum lot size, setbacks, etc. by zone.

Zoning documents are available on this webpage and on the Documents & Forms page.  Click  here  to view all Zoning forms and documents.


Zoning Maps

Copies of the Tax, Zoning, and Street Maps are located on the Maps Page on the Township Website.

Vacant / Abandoned / Foreclosure Properties

The township requires registration of vacant, abandoned and nuisance properties.  The vacant property registration annual fee is $250, and is the registration remains valid for one year. For more information on the registration requirements, please review Ordinance RO-06-22.

Initial renewal of registration for property with an outstanding property maintenance or code violation shall cost an additional $500. Subsequent renewals of registration for property with an outstanding property maintenance or code violation shall cost an additional $750.

Annual registration fee for properties in foreclosure are $500 or $2,500.  An occupied property is $500 annual registration fee.  A vacant/abandoned property is $2,500 annual registration fee.  Annual registration fees are due no later than January 31st. 

Registration information can be submitted online here, and payment submitted to:

Property Registration

43 Schooley's Mountain Rd.

Long Valley, NJ 07853

Contact with questions.


Do I need a Zoning Permit?

Washington Township requires a Zoning Permit for:

  • New structures including those less than 200 square feet;
  • Additions to existing structures;
  • Finishing interior spaces including basements, attics, and garages;
  • Fences greater than 6 feet tall, around a swimming pool, in a front yard, or less than 50% open, meaning that a chain link fence or a split rail fence does not require a permit but a privacy fence does;
  • Signs;
  • Increase in impervious cover;
  • New businesses or non-residential tenants;
  • Change to a site plan (site plans are required for all uses besides single- and two- family residential); or
  • Any other start or change of use on a property or construction, reconstruction, alteration, or conversion of any structure, building, or part thereof (217-124 of the Washington Township Code).

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43 Schooley's Mountain Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Phone: 908-876-3315
Fax: 908-876-5138


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