Zoning, Land Use & Code Enforcement

General & Contact Information

Director of Land Use and Code Enforcement
Mike Riggs
Land Use Coordinator
Lois Varalli
Zoning Officer
Robert Bamford
Code Enforcement Officer
Graham Land

Office Hours

Land Use Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Zoning Office Hours
1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday of the month
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
7:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.

Code Enforcement Hours
Tues: 12 pm – 4 pm
Wed: 12 pm – 4 pm
Thurs: 9 am – 1 pm


Mantua Township Municipal Building
401 Main Street
Mantua, NJ 08051

Department Overview

The purpose of Zoning is to ensure that any proposed use, construction, or alteration is allowed in the zone and will be located within the required setbacks from the property lines as required by the Mantua Township Code. This code regulates the setbacks and permitting process for principal structures, additions, decks, gazebos, pools, hot tubs, sheds, basketball courts, patios, fencing, and all other accessory uses and structures. The code protects the integrity of the entire Township.

Any resident contemplating any change or addition to his/her property or home should contact the Zoning Office. By obtaining the required permits, violations will be avoided. If you are selling your home, the presence of a violation can delay your settlement. If you cannot meet the zoning requirements, it is possible to obtain a variance.

Improvements both new and replacements, such as fences, pools, decks, sheds, additions, driveways, etc. require a zoning permit and may also require a construction permit.

Construction permits may not be issued until zoning approval is received.

A zoning permit is required before you change the use or occupancy of a building.

All signs require a zoning permit.

Please note, all Zoning Permits for additions, swimming pools, garages, and sheds must be accompanied by the Grading Compliance Certification form.