Zoning Ordinance

A municipal ordinance adopted after referral to the Planning Board for comment and a public hearing. The Zoning Ordinance divides a municipality into districts and prescribes land use type, land use relationships, densities, height and setback, bulk distribution, required and accessory parking, loading and servicing requirements, and performance standards, within a defined municipal boundary. In New Jersey, Zoning Ordinances must conform to the requirements set out in the Municipal Land Use Law.