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Public Notice for Jefferson Township Wastewater Management Plan (WMP)

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is seeking public comment on the proposed wastewater management plan (WMP) chapter for Jefferson Township. The Public Notice will be published in the New Jersey Register, Star Ledger and Daily Record on February 17, 2015.  All comments must be submitted within 30 days of the date of this public notice (March 19, 2015). Get more information.

Historic Preservation Grant Applications Available

The Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund is now accepting grant applications for the 2015 funding round. To be eligible for a matching grant, a historic resource must be listed, or certified as eligible for listing, on the New Jersey and the National Register of Historic Places.  Eligible applicants are municipalities, qualified non-profit organizations and the county.

Application forms, and program rules and regulations are now available online.

Important Deadlines:

  • Friday, February 27, 2015: Deadline for submission of the “Declaration of Intent”.
  • Friday, March 27, 2015: Deadline for submission of the complete application.

For more information about the application process and the Historic Preservation Trust Fund, please contact Ray Chang at the Morris County Division of Planning and Preservation at (973) 829-8138 or

New Municipal Level Census Bureau Demographics Now Available

The United States Census Bureau recently released its 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates for all municipalities in the United States.  The 2009-2013 ACS is based on data gathered over a five year period and includes estimates for a wide variety of topics including income, educational attainment, housing and transportation. Updates pertaining to these topics have been posted to the Data page of this website.

New Construction Residential Sales – 2013 Summary Update

The Morris County Department of Planning and Public Works has prepared an update to its 2010 New Construction Residential Sales report based on the latest data for 2013. The report details sales of newly constructed for-sale residential units by price, type, size and location in Morris County. This updated analysis shows that sales of new units in Morris County rose by 34.8% from 2012 to 2013, marking the second consecutive annual increase in new home sales. The report also identifies new residential rental approvals, which have surged in recent years.

The report may be downloaded here.

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