City Planning


City Planning and Historic Preservation staff are operating remotely effective March 23, 2020 for the duration of the City's State of Emergency. We ask for patience in response time during this quarantine period. It is our goal to continue to serve the public the best we can in a manner that protects the public welfare. Historic Preservation staff is holding office hours at the City Hall Annex (1 Jackson Square) weekdays from 10am to 2pm.

We will continue to monitor the general City Planning email account. Please submit any questions to staff via email, phone is not preferred, until the State of Emergency is lifted.

Until further notice, all public meetings will be held virtually as video conferences with public access. To learn more, please scroll to sections below.

To submit an application for development to the Division of City Planning, email Joey-Ann Morales at
All applications shall be submitted by email until further notice. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted or processed. 

PLANNING BOARD - Agenda for 8/11/2020 virtual meeting
HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION - Agenda for the 6/15/2020 virtual meeting
ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT - Agenda for 8/13/2020 virtual meeting


The Jersey City Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment, and the Historic Preservation Commission are utilizing the service, Zoom, to conduct virtual meetings in compliance  with New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act. If you have questions about how to access virtual meetings click here to review our Zoom Meeting Instructions.

Should you wish to join a public meeting as an attendee, please click the link for the board or commission below at the scheduled date and time of the meeting:
In order to speak during a public comment portion of the virtual meetings, refer to instructions on the agendas. Links to the agendas can be found in the section above, "Digital Agendas and Plans for Download," or you can search for them on the Jersey City Data Portal.


Should you wish to access an agenda for a public meeting, please click on the links below. You will be directed to the Jersey City Data Portal where agendas are posted after they are sunshined. 
To access and download digital plans, agendas will have hyperlinks to where you can find digital plans, reports and other materials for all applications to be presented by the boards or commissions. Within the agenda, click on a link  for the case you wish to review. Alternatively, you can search by address or case number to review digital plans at the Jersey City Data Portal. Plans for cases will be made available on the portal after agendas are sunshined. 

If you wish to receive email notice of when staff publishes materials on the portal, create a username or login, navigate to the dataset you are interested in, and select the "follow" button to receive alerts. 

Department Contact Info


The Division of City Planning maintains a staff of licensed professional planners and trained experts who are responsible for comprehensively planning the rational development of land in the City.

For the more information, t
he Jersey City Open Data Portal website provides a variety of data including operational data, locations of municipal services or other landmarks, and a variety of other miscellaneous information related to City Planning like redevelopment plans, land use board agendas and maps. You may also download the latest official Zoning Map (dated 1.4.2019) here. And, please review the links and other menus below for additional information.

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