Community Development

Contact Us

Phone: 732-827-2176
Fax: 732-680-1375

Jacqueline Foushee, PE, CME
Department Director
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The Department of Building, Planning and Economic Development is responsible for the administration and enforcement of all issues related to economic development, building, zoning, land use, engineering, and community development.

Division of Building

View guidelines and information regarding construction permits and the Uniform Construction Code.

Division of Planning

Find out more about the duties assigned to this division.
View guidelines for zoning and download a Zoning Permit Application. Learn about Rahway’s Community Development Block Grant Program or download a Home Loan Improvement Application.

Division of Health

Take a look at the services provided by Health and Housing including birth/marriage/death certificates, immunization information, and more.

Division of Engineering

The City of Rahway Engineering Division is primarily responsible for the engineering, design and inspection of capital improvements and repairs made within the City’s properties and rights-of-way. In addition, the Engineering Division provides guidance and assistance in the development of privately owned properties in Rahway pursuant to the City’s Ordinance, Master Plan, and State regulations.

Looking for Open Permits on a Property?
View them in our online portal

Looking for our zoning ordinance?
View and search our Municipal Code Book

Click here to download an Official House Numbering/Street Map
Click here to download a Set of Tax Maps
Click here to download an Official Zoning Map

You may also obtain paper copies of our zoning ordinance ($40) and zoning map ($7) by completing and submitting the Request Form for Access to Government Records OPRA Form .doc | OPRA Form PDF

Information on Underground Storage Tanks for property owners
The State of New Jersey offers numerous programs to help property owners determine what is on (or under) their property and provides tools to help them identify and clean up any potentially hazardous contamination.  The Homeowner’s Guide to cleaning up heating oil discharges is available here. Financial assistance is also offered by the State to qualifying property owners.  More information on the Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Remediation, Upgrade & Closure Fund (UST Fund) is available from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and NJ Economic Development Authority.