Community Development

The Community Development Department oversees Planning, Zoning, and Rental Housing.

Zoning Permits

If you are looking to submit a zoning permit you can now do so online or by mail.  Please visit our Zoning page for more information.

Land Use Board Applications

If you are looking to submit an application to one of our Land Use Boards please visit the Planning page for information on how to electronically submit your application. If you would like to know more about Planning Board or Zoning Board Meetings please follow the links on the left of the page

Affordable Housing

If you have questions about our affordable housing programs please email our Housing Coordinator, Annette Ludlow.

Rental Housing Inspections

Rental Housing inspections are being conducted. Please visit the Rental Housing page and follow the instructions for submitting applications or apply online. 

Special Planning Study: 


Rutgers Study on 15- minute Neighborhoods Virtual Open House and Workshop. 

There will be a virtual open house and workshop for residents of Cherry Hill, NJ conducted online via Zoom on Thursday, March 30, 2023 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The purpose of the open house is to hear from residents about:

  • What makes Cherry Hill a great place to live?
  • What types of neighborhood amenities are most important to them and what amenities they would like to be able to access within a short 15-minute walk or bike ride?
  • What would make it easier and safer for people to walk and bike in their community?
  • How we can make Cherry Hill healthier, more equitable and just, and more resilient? 

The open house and workshop will be conducted by a team of planners and researchers at Rutgers University in partnership with the Cherry Hill Department of Community Development and The Nature Conservancy.  

Other Inquiries

For all other inquiries, please use the Township’s online portal request or call our office at (856) 488-7870.  If no one is available to take your call please leave a message and our office staff will call you back as soon as possible.