Township of Independence, NJ
Warren County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Independence 1-29-1979 (Ch. 116 of the 1984 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Environmental Commission — See Ch. 25.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 175.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 222.
Soil removal — See Ch. 333.
255a Sched of Limitations Table 255b Zoning Map 255c Ridgelines Map
Article I General Provisions

§ 255-1 Title.

§ 255-2 Purpose.

§ 255-3 Definitions.

§ 255-3.1 Prohibited activities.

§ 255-4 Rules and regulations of administrative bodies.

§ 255-5 Meetings; quorums.

§ 255-6 Meetings to be public; executive session; minutes.

§ 255-7 Hearings.

§ 255-8 Contents of notice of hearing on application for development or adoption of Master Plan.

§ 255-9 Notice of hearing on applications.

§ 255-10 Notice of hearing on adoption or revision of Master Plan.

§ 255-11 Effect of mailing of notice.

§ 255-12 Notice of hearings for development regulation change involving property adjoining other municipality or capital improvement program.

§ 255-13 Filing of development regulations.

§ 255-14 Appeals.

§ 255-15 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

§ 255-16 Conditional approval.

§ 255-17 Fees and deposits.

§ 255-18 Waiver of fees and deposits.

§ 255-19 Proof that no taxes or assessments are due.

§ 255-20 Zoning Enforcement Officer and Assistant Zoning Enforcement Officer.

§ 255-21 Guaranties.

§ 255-22 Permits.

§ 255-23 Inspections.

§ 255-24 Checklists.

Article II Land Use Board

§ 255-25 Change in title.

§ 255-26 Membership.

§ 255-27 Terms of office; vacancy; restricted actions; removal; hearings extending more than one meeting.

§ 255-28 Organization.

§ 255-29 Powers generally.

§ 255-30 (Reserved)

§ 255-31 Referral powers.

Article III Master Plan

§ 255-32 Preparation; contents; division into subplans and subelements.

§ 255-33 Periodic examination.

Article IV Capital Improvements Program and Project Review

§ 255-34 Preparation of capital improvements program.

§ 255-35 Adoption of capital improvements program.

§ 255-36 Review of projects.

Article V Affordable Housing Development Fees

§ 255-37 Purpose; establishment and collection of fees.

§ 255-38 Housing Trust Fund.

§ 255-39 Use of funds.

§ 255-40 Expiration of provisions.

§ 255-41 Definitions.

Article VI Environmental Impact Statements

§ 255-42 Intent.

§ 255-43 Definitions.

§ 255-44 Requirements; waiver of requirements.

§ 255-45 Preparation.

§ 255-46 Required data.

Article VII Subdivision

§ 255-47 Title; purpose; approving agency.

§ 255-48 Grant of power; county approval.

§ 255-49 Submission procedure; plat details.

Article VIII Site Plan Review and Conditional Uses

§ 255-50 Title.

§ 255-51 Purpose.

§ 255-52 Approving agency.

§ 255-53 General provisions.

§ 255-54 Approval procedure.

Article IX General Regulations

§ 255-55 Reservation of public areas.

§ 255-56 Off-tract improvements.

§ 255-57 Findings regarding planned improvements.

§ 255-58 Open space organization.

§ 255-59 Exceptions in applications for subdivision or site plan; simultaneous review.

§ 255-60 Improvements and guaranties.

§ 255-61 Inspection of improvements.

§ 255-62 Permits.

§ 255-63 Filing of subdivision plats.

§ 255-64 Sale of land before approval.

§ 255-65 Certificate of approval; fees.

§ 255-66 Informal review.

§ 255-67 Morris Canal Historic Preservation District.

Article X Design Standards

§ 255-68 Street improvements for subdivisions.

§ 255-69 Site plan review.

§ 255-70 Garden apartment development.

§ 255-71 Senior citizen — handicapped persons housing.

§ 255-72 Design standards for ridgeline protection areas.

Article XI (Reserved)

§ 255-73 (Reserved)

§ 255-74 (Reserved)

§ 255-75 (Reserved)

§ 255-76 (Reserved)

§ 255-77 (Reserved)

§ 255-78 (Reserved)

§ 255-79 (Reserved)

§ 255-80 (Reserved)

Article XII Zoning

§ 255-81 Enumeration of zones.

§ 255-82 Zoning Map; boundaries.

§ 255-83 Conformance required.

§ 255-84 Schedule of Limitations.

§ 255-85 Nonconforming uses, structures and lots.

§ 255-86 Preservation of natural features.

§ 255-87 Critical areas.

§ 255-88 Buffer strips, screening and landscaping.

§ 255-89 Lot uses, restrictions and modifications.

§ 255-90 Height restrictions and exceptions.

§ 255-91 Miscellaneous regulations applicable to all zones.

§ 255-92 Off-street parking.

§ 255-93 Off-street loading.

§ 255-94 Sign permits required.

§ 255-95 General sign regulations.

§ 255-96 Signs permitted in all zones.

§ 255-97 Restrictions in specific districts.

§ 255-98 Regulations in Agricultural-Residential Zone.

§ 255-99 Regulations in R-2 Residential Zone.

§ 255-100 Regulations in R-3 Residential Zone.

§ 255-101 Regulations in R-4 Residential Zone.

§ 255-102 Regulations in R-1 and R-1/2 Residential Zones.

§ 255-103 Regulations in RM Residential Multiple-Dwelling Zone.

§ 255-104 Regulations in B Business Zone.

§ 255-105 Regulations in COM/PROF Commercial/Professional Zone.

§ 255-106 Regulations in I Industrial and IL Industrial Light Zones.

§ 255-107 Regulations in O/IL Office/Light Industrial Zone.

§ 255-108 Regulations in B/IL/WT Business/Light Industrial — Warehousing Terminal Zone.

§ 255-109 Regulations in OR Office Research Zone.

§ 255-110 Regulations in PRD — SC Planned Residential Development — Senior Citizen Zone.

§ 255-111 Regulations in PRD-4 Planned Residential Development (Four Units Per Acre) Zone.

§ 255-112 Regulations in PRD-IH Planned Residential Development — Inclusionary Housing Zone.

§ 255-113 Regulations in PSCRD Planned Senior Citizen Residential Development Zone.

§ 255-114 Cluster development.

§ 255-115 Planned residential development standards.

§ 255-116 Conditional uses.

§ 255-117 Performance standards.

§ 255-118 Administration and enforcement.

§ 255-119 Testing procedures and technical assistance.

§ 255-120 Split zone districts.

§ 255-121 Ridgeline protection.

Article XIII Soil Erosion and Sediment Control

§ 255-122 Purpose.

§ 255-123 Plan approval required.

§ 255-124 General design principles; maintenance.

§ 255-125 Exemptions.

§ 255-126 Inspection.

§ 255-127 When effective; repealer.

Article XIV Construal; Notices of Adoption

§ 255-128 Construal of provisions.

§ 255-129 Notice of adoption or amendment; more restrictive provisions to apply.