Neil Schetelick, Zoning Officer 

Phoenix House
2 West Main Street
Mendham, NJ   07945
Phone Number 973-543-7152 ext. 23
Fax Number 973-543-7202

Monday & Thursday  12:30pm to 4:30pm
Wednesday   9:00am to 4:30pm

Zoning Permits can be found under the Forms Center tab
Occupancy Limitation Frequently Asked Questions
Occupancy Limitation Ordinance #8-10


Permits of some type are generally required for work in and around your property. Always call the Zoning Officer before planning or starting any project. Do not spend a lot of money with a design professional until you know for sure that the project complies with Mendham Borough Zoning Ordinances. 

Ordinances do change, what was permitted last month may be prohibited or different this month. Check with Zoning. 

Residents of Mendham Commons generally need approval from the Homeowners Association. These should be in place prior to seeking municipal approvals.
 Setbacks from property lines and other structures vary from one zoning district to another. Always check for the requirements in your zone.
 Pools - including decks, patios, filters, heaters, pumps, et al must meet lot coverage and setback requirements. All pools require a permit.
Fences & Walls, to include entrance pillars. Zoning must approve gates before construction, and a permit is required.
Tree cutting, within limits, is permitted, and may require a permit. Consult with Zoning about this.
Garden sheds need zoning approval even if the size does not require a building permit. Note! that there are height and setback restrictions. Consult Zoning for details. 
Patios & Walkways need zoning approval.


Includes equipment which uses electric, gasoline or a source of power other than manual and shall specifically include a power saw, hammer, sander, drill, grinder, lawn mower, leaf blower, woodchipper, thatcher, generator, air compressor, etc.

B. Hours of construction activities or use of power equipment. No construction activities or use of power equipment shall take place at any time other than the following:

(1) On weekdays (Monday through Saturday) between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

(2) Sundays and holidays. No construction activities or use of power equipment shall be permitted on Sundays or on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Types of signs vary in size, depending on the zoning district; most require permits. Contact Zoning for particulars.

Temporary signs are allowed by permit only
Political Signs do not require permits. They may be placed 30 days prior to Election Day, and are to be removed 7 days after Election Day.
Flagpoles require a permit - height and location on the property are covered by the zoning code.
Mendham Borough Historic District has special zoning requirements.
Vehicles  'For Sale'  cannot be parked in the front yard of any property except in the driveway.
OUTSIDE DISPLAYS are prohibited except for the dates specified in the Borough ordinance. Check with the zoning officer.