Planning Board

The Planning Board consists of volunteer residents appointed by the Mayor & Committee who are responsible for preparing the Township Master Plan in compliance with provisions of the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL) and who are responsible for reviewing zoning ordinances referred to them by the Mayor & Committee.

Board Composition

The Planning Board consists of nine regular (9) members and two (2) alternate members. The Board is assisted by a professional staff consisting of:

  • An Attorney
  • A Board Engineer
  • A Board Planner (when required)
  • An Administrative Officer/Board Secretary

Planning Board Meetings

The Planning Board meets for Public Hearing once each month on the second (2nd) Monday at 6:30 PM at the municipal building, 818 West Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731. Work Session agenda is held at the same time.

Future Proposals

Applicants who are contemplating a future proposal to be submitted to the Planning Board, may make an application for Concept Plan Presentation before the Planning Board. If you wish to present a plan, please contact the Planning Board Secretary to apply and be placed on the next available meeting agenda.


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Contact Information

Irina Gasparyan
Planning Board Secretary
Mailing Address:  818 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ  08731
Office Location:  124 South Main Street, Forked River, NJ  08731
609-693-1100, ext. 2251