New Jersey Administrative Code
Section 16:47-9.4 - Pre-application process

Universal Citation: NJ Admin Code 16:47-9.4

Current through Register Vol. 56, No. 6, March 18, 2024

(a) A pre-application meeting is intended to provide a lot or site owner with guidance on the access application process, familiarize the Department with the proposed development, and identify potential issues that should be addressed in the access application. Guidance provided at this meeting shall not be deemed to constitute final Department approval.

(b) A pre-application meeting is mandatory when applying for a major with planning review permit, a permit for a new street, and when a new traffic signal is proposed. A pre-application meeting is not required when applying for a major permit, but may be held if requested. Meetings are not normally necessary when applying for a minor permit.

(c) All pre-application meetings require the following:

1. A pre-application meeting request shall be made in writing to the Bureau of Major Access Permits at the address found at N.J.A.C. 16:47-9.5(g).

2. Copies of the information specified in the Pre-Application Meeting Checklist found in N.J.A.C. 16:47 Appendix H-1 shall be submitted with the request for a pre-application meeting.

3. The Bureau of Major Access Permits will arrange the pre-application meeting with the lot or site owner or his or her representative, who shall be accompanied by the professional who will be preparing the access application. The lot or site owner shall notify the municipal and county engineers of the scheduled meeting at least seven days in advance of the meeting and include, with the notification, copies of all materials submitted to the Department. Copies of these notifications shall be submitted to the Department at the pre-application meeting. Attendees applying for a major with planning review permit should be prepared to discuss the study area and study locations to be analyzed in the required traffic impact study.

(d) Applications shall be submitted within 12 months of the date of the meeting. If an application is not received within this timeframe, another pre-application meeting will be held pursuant to this section prior to the submission of an application.

(e) Lot or site owners may request review of the proposed study area and study locations to be analyzed in a traffic impact study prior to requesting a pre-application meeting. Review may also be requested after a pre-application meeting, but prior to submitting an access application. The request for the review shall be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $ 1,000, which shall be credited toward the application fee, and the information required to delineate the traffic impact study area and study locations as found in N.J.A.C. 16:47 Appendix F-1.4, Scope of Study. Within 30 days of the submission of this information and fee, the Department will either provide comments or concur with the proposed study area and study locations to be analyzed in the traffic impact study. If the request for review of the study area is made prior to the pre-application meeting, the pre-application meeting will not be held until the Department review is complete.

Disclaimer: These regulations may not be the most recent version. New Jersey may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.