Monmouth County Division of Planning

The County Planning Division provides professional staff services to the Planning Board and other County agencies. Planning Division staff represents a broad range of education and experience in planning, growth management, environmental, economic and demographic issues and geographic information systems (GIS).  In addition to providing staff services to many county committees, the Planning Division has been assigned responsibility for developing, implementing and updating other regional plans or programs mandated and/or funded by various State or Federal laws and directives.  These include agricultural preservation, community development and housing assistance, wastewater and watershed plans, and transportation planning. 

A guiding planning principle is to provide the process to engage and assist citizens and community leaders in directing future growth and changes, while protecting and enhancing natural, historic, scenic and recreational resources.  You can take part in our growth management and preservation efforts by getting involved with one of the committees and councils, or by participating at one of the public hearings or commenting on one of our draft plans presently under development or review.

News & Updates

  • The Nurture Nature Center is recruiting participants from Monmouth and Ocean Counties for 2 focus groups regarding flood forecasting and warning tools. Please click here for more information on this event that will take place on November 3, 2014.
  • The Monmouth County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update will be available for review beginning October 17, 2014. Please click here for more details. Visit, and click on the OEM icon and select Hazard Mitigation Planning for more information.
  • Sandy Home Repair and Advocacy Program - The program is designed to help seniors and individuals with disabilities whose primary homes were damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Eligible households may receive up to $5,000 for home repairs. Click here for the application. 
  • Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are now available for Monmouth County. The map information and tools can be found here. You can also use the What is My BFE? Address Lookup tool. (Updated 2/1/14)
  • Click here for a listing of Sandy Recovery Programs available through the NJ Department of Community Affairs CDBG Disaster Recovery program information - including homeowner, homebuyer, rental, business, community & local government programs. 

 Current Reports

 Planning Board Mission Statement


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