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    Welcome to the Sussex County Division of Planning. The Planning Division is responsible for providing staff and technical assistance to the County Planning Board, Agricultural Development Board, Solid Waste Advisory Committee, 208 Water Quality Policy Advisory Committee, Strategic Growth Advisory Committee and Board of Chosen Freeholders on all matters related to land use, development and conservation.

    Click for Planning Board Meeting Schedule, Agendas and Minutes

    The Division manages the following programs:

    Census Data for County

    2010-2013 Municipal Population Estimates
    Economic Characteristics 2008- 2012
    Housing Characteristics 2008 -2012
    Social Characteristics 2008 -2012
    1990-2010 Municipal Population Trends
    Demographic Profile, 2010 Census (PDF)
    Detailed Population and Housing Data, 2010 Census (PDF)
    2010 Municipal Housing Units and Density (PDF)
    2010 Labor Market Fact Book (PDF)
    2011 Sussex County Fact Sheet (PDF)
    2009 NJ Counties Percent Persons Below Poverty Line (PDF)
    2009 NJ Counties Median Household Income (PDF)
    Municipal Demographics and Housing Data, Census Survey 2008 – 2012

    Proposed Residential Development

    Housing Market

    Demographic Changes May Mean Big Redevelopment Opportunities
    Proposed residential development Sussex County, 2006 - 2015
    Filed Maps and County Planning Files, 2001-2013

    Cross Acceptance

    Cross Acceptance Plan Materials

    Development Review

    Sussex County Land Development Standards

    Economic Development

    Target B&I

    Farmland Preservation

    Program Description
    Comprehensive Farmland Preservation Plan
    Preserved Farmland in Sussex County
    Preserved Farmland by Municipality

    Open Space Preservation

    Sussex County Open Space and Recreation Plan
    Preserved Open Space by Municipality

    Regional Planning

    Natural Resources Inventory
    Sussex County Strategic Growth Plan

    Solid Waste Planning

    Solid Waste Management Plan

    Transportation Planning

    Mobility Study

    Water Quality Management Planning

    June 2013 - DEP Approval for Future Sewer Service Area Map
    Draft 2015 Sussex County Wastewater Management Plan
    Groundwater Manual

    Conferences and Presentations

    Municipal Options for Affordable Housing
    Partners in Housing
    Partners in Housing Resources
    Vision 2020

    The Division is located on the third floor of the Sussex County Administrative Center, One Spring Street, Newton, N.J. 07860. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We can be contacted by telephone at (973) 579-0500 or by e-mail at

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