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Zoning Regulations (17:9-51)

Signs, signs, signs! Every business is entitled to at least three signs in Plainfield. Like most towns, signs are regulated in Plainfield and certain types of signs or lighting sources may not be permitted. Your business MUST file a zoning application for every sign or lighting you wish to install including but not limited to awnings, replacement awning covers, wall signs, blade/projecting signs, freestanding signs, ground signs and window signs. Window signs must not cover more than 30% of each individual window at any given time. No window sign is permitted to be lit. LED lighting accents are not permitted by code. Applicants in the North Avenue Historic District Zone and other historically registered buildings must go before the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) in order to get an approval.

Downtown Plainfield Alliance has excellent resources online for navigating Plainfield's signage rules and tips on how to have a successful sign.

Continue to Downtown Plainfield Alliance below:

Signs Zoning Application


SUBMISSION CHECKLIST:

[   ] Completed Zoning Application (Development Permit Application)

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

[   ] A copy of the sign plan with dimensions (including depth and mounting heights) and a rendering of the sign.

[   ] Property Survey with location of sign (freestanding or ground sign applicants only)

Signs Zoning Application


SUBMISSION CHECKLIST:

[   ] Completed Zoning Application (Development Permit Application)

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

[   ] A copy of the sign plan with dimensions (including depth and mounting heights) and a rendering of the sign.

[   ] Property Survey with location of sign (freestanding or ground sign applicants only)

File the permit for your signs by clicking the button below and printing the zoning application. Submit the application along with your property survey (downtown businesses exempt), sign plan 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 presides over applications that need variances. If your sign does not 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 process, please contact the Planning Division at (908) 753-3391.

Zoning Board of Adjustment