Hillsborough, NJ 08844
379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
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The Engineering Department’s primary mission is to provide professional/qualified review, permitting and inspection of public and private civil engineering projects ensuring consistency with the Township Codes, Ordinances as well as applicable regulations, policies, etc. The mission keeps down costs to the residents by providing infrastructure that will last for years. The primary objective of the Department is to serve the residents of the Township in day to day engineering operations and technical support.
The goal of the Engineering review and inspection is to ensure that drainage problems are not created for the homeowner or his neighbors. Generally, projects which disturb more than 5,000 sq. ft., add more than 50% to an existing structure, or projects which have significant regrading, such as driveways which are being curbed, will require professionally engineered plans. Please contact the Engineering Department for review requirements in detail.
M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
All general permits require 3 copies of a grading plan (an example is available on our website) and the required fee ($225 for single-family home, $175 for pools, $100 for most other projects). Road opening applications require a depiction of where the road will be opened and fees are assessed after an application is reviewed. Please do not hesitate to contact our office with questions about what to submit.
It takes no more than 10 business days to get a response to your permit application. Remember to check with the Planning & Zoning Department to receive their approval if required. Not having an approved Zoning Permit may delay approval from the Engineering Department.
Because Engineering inspections take place outside and no one is required to be home, we are still conducting final inspections. Once your work is complete and the ground is stabilized and seeded, please contact the Engineering Office to schedule your inspection.
The Engineering Department accepts check or cash in the exact amount. Unfortunately we do not accept credit card and cannot give out change.