Zoning and Housing

Housing and Zoning Officer: Pedro “Chick” Moreno
Deputy Housing and Zoning Officer: Patrick Laverty


CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY

A Certificate of Occupancy is required for every resale of residential property. It requires an inspection by the Zoning and Housing Officer. This inspection includes the smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm test together with an overall property maintenance inspection including but not limited to ground fault electrical receptacles, broken stairs and/or windows, handrails, broken screens on windows, and a general exterior inspection for safety.

ROAD OPENING PERMIT

Road Opening Permits are issued by the Zoning and Housing Officer. See Borough Ordinance 27-11 (Permit Application) for more information.


SMOKE DETECTOR AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM TEST

This is required for the resale of residential property. You should contact the Zoning and Housing Official approximately two weeks prior to closing to set up an appointment for this.


TREE REMOVAL PERMITS

Tree Removal Permits are required in the Borough of Wharton and are issued by the Zoning and Housing Official. See Borough Ordinance 297-4 (Trees) for information.

Zoning Map of Wharton Borough

To view the Zoning Map click here.

For more information about Zoning visit Chapter 165 of the Borough Ordinances.

Borough of Wharton

Wharton is a community of approximately 6,500 residents in the highlands of Morris County. Wharton is located between Routes 15, 46 and 80, stretching south from the main entrance of Picatinny Arsenal, a major army research and development center, to Route 46 abounded on the west by Roxbury Township and the east by Dover and Rockaway Township. The Borough is approximately 2.2 square miles.

Contact Information

10 Robert Street, Wharton,
New Jersey 07885
Phone - (973) 361-8444

Town Hall Office Hours
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Moday thru Friday

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