The Borough of Mendham has a consolidated Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment, known as the Joint Land Use Board (JLUB). The Board oversees the Planning & Zoning Code development functions and hears planning, zoning, use & bulk variance applications.

Meetings
3rd Tuesday of the Month
7:30pm
Garabrant Center
4 Wilson St.
Mendham, NJ 07945
 
Robert Ritger, Chair
Lisa Smith, Planning & Land Use Coordinator
973-543-7152 *20
 
Office
Phoenix House
2nd Floor
2 West Main Street
Mendham, NJ 07945
 
Notice of any changes in the schedule, time, date or place will be posted in the Phoenix House and official newspapers in advance as required by law.
 
  • APPOINTMENT & TERMS
  • Nine Members and two Alternate Members
    • Class I - Mayor or the Mayor's designee
      • Term concurrent with office
    • Class II – Municipal Official
      •  1-year appointment
    • Class III – Council Member
      •  1-year appointment
    • Class IV Memebers
      • 3-year appointment
    • Alternates serve 1 to 2 year term
  • Appointed by the Mayor
  • RESPONSIBILITIES 
    • Planning Functions
      • Responsible for adopting the Borough’s Master Plan
        • The Plan is a broad policy document that guides the physical, economic, and social development of the community.
      • Reviews and approves site plan and subdivision applications.
      • Conducts preliminary investigations of areas in need of redevelopment.
      • Reviews land use ordinances for a determination of consistency with the Master Plan.
        • Provides recommendations to Council on amendments.
    • Zoning Functions
      • Hears applications for use variances and bulk variances when an Applicant is requesting an exception to the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance.
      • Use Variance
        • Required if proposed use on the property is prohibited in the zoning district. 
      • Bulk Variance 
        • Required when physical improvements to the property that do not comply with the dimensional requirements of the applicable zoning district
          • setback
          • height
          • impervious coverage
          • or other physical requirements
      • An applicant is not automatically entitled to a use or bulk variance.
        • The burden is on the applicant to prove to the Board that it meets the specific criteria contained in the Municipal Land Use Law and relevant case law.
  •   JOINT LAND USE BOARD (JLUB) APPLICATION