Planning Board

The Planning Board consists of volunteer residents appointed by the Mayor & Township Committee who are responsible for preparing the Township's Master Plan in compliance with provisions of the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL) and responsible for reviewing most applications for development including site plan, subdivision, and conditional use applications. The Planning Board also acts in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and Committee when new land development regulations or changes to zoning or land use regulations, are proposed. The Planning Board provides comments and recommendations to the Mayor and Committee prior to any ordinance being adopted.

Board Composition

The Planning Board consists of nine (9) regular members and two (2) alternate members. The Board is assisted by a professional staff consisting of:

  • An Attorney
  • A Board Engineer
  • A Board Planner (when required)
  • An Administrative Officer/Board Secretary

Planning Board Meetings

The Planning Board meets for Public Hearing once per month on the second (2nd) Monday at 6:30 PM (except as otherwise noted) in the municipal building courtroom, located at 818 West Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731.

2024 Meeting Dates:

Monday, January 8, 2024 (R)
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 (Alt Date)
Monday, March 11, 2024
Monday, April 8, 2024
Monday, May 13, 2024
Monday, June 10, 2024
Monday, July 8, 2024
Monday, August 12, 2024
Monday, September 9, 2024
Wednesday, October 16, 2024 (Alt Date)
Monday, November 18, 2024 (Alt Date)
Monday, December 9, 2024


Future Proposals

Applicants who are contemplating a future proposal to be submitted to the Planning Board, may make an application for Concept Plan Presentation before the Planning Board. If you wish to present a plan, please contact the Planning Board Secretary to apply and be placed on the next available meeting agenda.


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Contact Information

Irina Gasparyan
Board Secretary/Land Use Administrator
Mailing Address:  818 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ  08731

Office Location:  124 South Main Street, Forked River, NJ  08731
609-693-1100, ext. 2251

Meetings Location:  818 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ  08731