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Opening a Business


OPENING A BUSINESS IN PLAINFIELD

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Opening a Business


OPENING A BUSINESS IN PLAINFIELD

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Opening a Business in Plainfield

Opening a business can be an exciting yet scary decision. Don't worry! Downtown Plainfield Alliance has excellent resources online for any new or existing business, including a complete step-by-step guide to getting your business established in Plainfield. All businesses require a Zoning approval and a Certificate of Compliance for a Rental (CofC) from the Code Enforcement Office. A Certificate of Compliance ensures the interior of your storefront meets the city's Property Maintenance Code. The cost is $300.oo for the CofC.

Please contact the Division of Inspections for more information on the CofC at 908-753-3386 and the Assistant Zoning Officer at 908-753-3603 for Zoning.

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Business Zoning Application


SUBMISSION CHECKLIST:

[   ] Completed Zoning Application (Development Permit Application) for a Change of Tenancy (Optional: Sign)

[   ] $20.00 business check, money order or cashier's check

[   ] A copy of the NJ Business Registration Certificate

[   ] A copy of your stamped and signed Fire Registration Form

[   ] A copy of the Refuse/Recycling contract or latest bill

[   ] Certificate of Compliance Application

Business Zoning Application


SUBMISSION CHECKLIST:

[   ] Completed Zoning Application (Development Permit Application) for a Change of Tenancy (Optional: Sign)

[   ] $20.00 business check, money order or cashier's check

[   ] A copy of the NJ Business Registration Certificate

[   ] A copy of your stamped and signed Fire Registration Form

[   ] A copy of the Refuse/Recycling contract or latest bill

[   ] Certificate of Compliance Application

File the application for zoning review for your new business by clicking the button below and printing the zoning application. Submit the application along with your supporting documents; and a business check, money order or cashier's check for $20.00 to the Plainfield Building Division. No cash, cards or personal checks are accepted. Sorry :( .


The Zoning Board of Adjustment and Planning Board presides over applications that need variances. If your business is not permitted in the zone or do not otherwise meet the above provisions of the Land Use Ordinance, you probably need a variance. The variance process is a longer process than a normal zoning application and requires a board hearing, a 45 day review period by the Planning Division, and a $500 escrow for residential applications and $1,000 for commercial applications, along with fees. To learn more about the Zoning Board and Planning Board process, please contact the Planning Division at (908) 753-3391.

Zoning Board of Adjustment & Planning Board