Monday - Friday
8:00 - 4:30


379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Planning Director

David Kois, PP, AICP
908-369-4313, Ext 7183

Marcella McLaughlin
Assistant Director / Zoning Official
908-369-4313, Ext 7209
Samantha Ball
Assistant Planner/Sustainability Program Manager
908-369-4313, Ext 7114

Debora Padgett
Administrative Assistant
908-369-4313, Ext 7181
Planning & Zoning Clerk
908-369-4313, Ext 7180

Planning & Zoning Department Information

The mission of the Department of Planning & Zoning is to plan for a healthy, vibrant community with a sustainable balance of growth and development; to prepare, maintain and administer supporting plans and regulations; and to engage and educate the public in the planning process.  

The Planning & Zoning Department is responsible for the community’s long-range planning efforts, including keeping the master plan current and conducting various studies to address emerging issues within the Township. The Department also manages the Land Use and Development Ordinance (aka the “Zoning Ordinance”,  see link below) by processing zoning permits and reviewing applications for development.

Hillsborough Township uses an online system called SDL to offer a convenient way for citizens and community members to engage with the municipality online. Create an account or log in to SDL Portal for 24/7 access to the following services:

  • Permit status
  • Property zone
  • Searchable permit & property information
  • OPRA requests
*Residents, be sure to select Hillsborough as your primary town. 

Department News


The Peter J. Biondi Building
379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Department Phone: 908-369-8382
Fax: 908-369-9718

Department Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

This Department provides professional direction and support to the following boards, commissions, and committees: