Important Note: While City facilities are closed to the public, we will continue to operate and be responsive to resident and professional needs by phone and online communications. Until further notice, please mail all applications, with the correct fees, to the department address on the right. See below for application forms & fees.

Zoning approvals are required for all work that mandates a construction permit (with the exception of interior only renovations) and for all fences, driveways, and signage on all residential properties and commercial businesses.

Residential and Commercial Improvements

Residential Zone Bulk Requirements (PDF) & Commercial Zone Bulk Requirements (PDF), provide a guide of the setbacks and bulk requirements for all residential and commercial zones in the city. 

Zoning Maps (PDF), the Zoning Ordinance and Land Use Regulations, and all forms and applications can be obtained Here or in-person from the Planning and Redevelopment/Zoning Department on the second floor in City Hall.



  • A Certificate of Zoning Compliance costs $20 and is issued for Transfers of Title to verify the use of the site and changes of use, and for new businesses prior to obtaining Mercantile Licenses.
  • Fence and construction permits are $10.
  • Sign permits are $25 for both new and replacement signage.

Additional Zoning Information

When starting a new business, the first step in the process will be to obtain a Zoning Compliance Certificate to determine whether your business in permitted in the specific location you have found. Please also see our helpful brochure on How to Open a Business in Asbury Park. Sidewalk Cafes and Sidewalk Sales also require zoning approval.