Applications for Development

An application for development is required for approval of a variance, subdivision, site plan, or conditional use. Depending on the type of application, either the Planning Board of Board of Adjustment has jurisdiction to review the application. This document describes and summarize the development application process. The process is as required by the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law and applicable Town of Westfield Land Development Regulations. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their application with staff prior to filing. Staff can assist with filing procedures and provide general guidance to applicants, including recommendations which may help to improve the application. Staff is always happy to assist you through the process. To request an appointment, contact Maria Rose Breien at 908.789.4100, ext. 4602, or via email to 

    Application for Development Form

    Completeness Checklist

    Green Development Checklist

Tree Preservation Plan and Tree Removal Applications

Certain applications for development require the submission of a Tree Removal Application. More Information on the Town's tree preservation ordinance and requirements can be found on the Tree Preservation Plan and Tree Removal Application page of the Town website. 

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Code

The Town of Westfield requires that certain developments install electric vehicle supply/service equipment (synonymous with "electric vehicle charging station") or make-ready parking spaces. Details can be found in Article 24 of the Town Land Use Ordinance, entitled "Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Code"

Inflation Reduction Act Information from the Westfield Green Team

On behalf of the Town of Westfield and the Westfield Green Team, welcome to Westfield! We know you have a lot on your plate, but we wanted to empower you to take advantage of some exciting green tax credits. The Inflation Reduction Act is a historic law that can help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint. It offers a range of tax incentives and rebates that provide direct benefits to homeowners like you.