180 Main Street
PO Box 571
Chester, N.J. 07930
The Township Consulting Engineering firm, Ferriero Engineering, Inc., provides design and inspection services for Township infrastructure and capital projects such as drainage, road improvements, and park improvements. They also provide assistance to the Township when applying for grant applications and help manage those grants when awarded. FEI has been appointed by the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment to assist these Boards with technical review when applications are filed by private developers or homeowners. The firm will also provide review of Land Disturbance and Lot Development Permit Applications for developed and undeveloped lots that do not require any Board approval. Their staff will inspect projects at various stages during construction to ensure that compliance with the approved plans is achieved.
Any project in the Township that will disturb more than 5,000 SF of land will require a Land Disturbance Permit from Mendham Township and approval by the Morris County Soil Conservation District prior to commencement. Land Disturbance is defined as “Any activity involving the clearing, cutting, excavation, grading, filling, storing or transporting of land, or any other activity which causes land to be exposed to the danger of erosion.” A NJ licensed engineer is required to prepare the plan that must accompany the application. For a copy of the Land Disturbance application please click here. A copy of the Morris County Soil Conservation District Application can be found at www.mcscd.org.
Any project in the Township that will require the demolition of an existing principal structure, the construction of a new principal structure, or an addition to a principal structure of greater than 50% of the existing floor area, will require a Lot Development Permit from Mendham Township prior to commencement. A separate Land Disturbance Permit is not required in this case, but the Morris County Soil Conservation District approval is required. For a copy of the Lot Development Permit application, please click here. For a copy of the Morris County Soil Conservation District Application can be found at www.mcscd.org. A complete copy of the Mendham Township Land Development Ordinance can be reviewed or purchased at the Town Hall.