[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Franklin Lakes 5-20-2008 by Ord. No. 1413. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 11-20-2018 by Ord. No. 1760]
No building permit, certificate of occupancy or continued certificate of occupancy shall be issued for a building, structure or use, or any enlargement, expansion or change of use or change of tenancy prior to the approval of a zoning permit by the Zoning Officer. In addition, a zoning permit is required for home occupations.
The purpose of a zoning permit is to assure that the proposed use, construction or alteration is in accordance with the provisions of the Borough's Zoning and Property Maintenance Ordinances and existing building and development approvals. The grant of a zoning permit does not preclude the Borough from subsequently enforcing violations of the Borough's Zoning or Property Maintenance Ordinances that may have existed at the time of the grant of the zoning permit.
The application for a zoning permit shall be submitted to the Zoning Officer by the owner or the owner's authorized agent on a form which shall be available in the office of the Zoning Officer. The applicant shall submit with the application an accurate site plan or survey showing the exact size, shape and location of all existing and proposed structures on the property, and such additional information and documentation as may be required by the Zoning Officer. An application for a zoning permit in connection with a change of tenancy of a commercial, industrial or office use in the Borough shall include, but not be limited to, a description of the proposed use, the hours of operation, the number of employees, the parking requirements, and the nature of deliveries or shipments. The zoning permit shall be granted or denied within 10 business days from the date that a complete application is filed with the Zoning Officer.
[Added 8-21-2012 by Ord. No. 1553]
Permit fees under this chapter shall be as follows:
Retaining walls of four feet high or less: $50.
Patios, pavers or walkways: $50.
Temporary structures (less than 120 square feet for less than 180 days), including tents, tensioned membranes, canopies and greenhouses: $50.
Trailer/transport storage (less than seven days): $100 per unit.
Other uses: $50.
Home occupations: $100.
[Added 11-20-2018 by Ord. No. 1760]