Land Use Board


LAND USE BOARD (joint board comprising former Zoning Board and Planning Board members)
Housing & Community Development Dept.
Claudine Conaway, Chairperson


K. Wendell Bibbs


Remington, Vernick, & Arango
The Presidential Center
Lincoln Bldg, Ste. 600
101 Rt. 130, Cinnaminson, NJ

856-303-1245 / 303-9330 (fax)

City Hall Municipal Offices
525 High Street
Burlington NJ 08016

M–F 9am–5pm
Please try to schedule Office visits before 4pm for best results

MAP: City Hall Location
TEL: 609-386-0200 ext. 124
FAX: 609-386-0214


Construction Division

Landlord Registration Division
Code Enforcement Division
Historic Preservation Commission

2017 Land Use Board Application Packet
2017 Land Use Board Schedule
2017 Land Use Screening Board Schedule
Planning Application
Zoning Application

Land Use Application (.pdf) 


City Zoning Ordinance 

City Zoning Map

2010 Master Plan

Burlington Redevelopment Areas

Burlington Historic District Map

The Land Use Board, under the auspices of the Housing & Community Development Dept. performs all appropriate functions with respect to City planning and zoning, including:

  • Determine property use suitability with regard to City Plan
  • Maintain Zoning Map and data by parcel and subdivision
  • Provide zoning information on specific lots, parcels or subdivisions
  • Pre-screen requests for Applications through Screening Committee
  • Review Applications for conformance with, or variance from, City Ordinance
  • Consider Applications for positive and negative criteria
  • Determine impact on neighborhoods
  • Pass on or reject Applications


Land Use Board (formerly Zoning) generally meets:
4th Wednesday every month starting 7pm
City Hall 525 High Street
Burlington NJ 08016

Land Use Board Application Forms
Requirements & Instructions for Applications
City Zoning Ordinance 

City Zoning Map

2015 Land Use Board Schedule & Application Packet

2016 Land Use Board Schedule

2016 Land Use Screening Board Schedule

Land Use Application (.pdf) 


Land Use Board




Claudine Conaway


Class IV Member 

Samuel D. Richter

Vice Chair

Class IV Member 

Barry Conaway


Class I Member 

Matthew Mercuri

Mayor’s Rep.

Class I Member

Helen F. Hatala, Councilwoman

Council Rep.

Class III Member 

David H. Ballard

City Official

Class II Member 

Charles Johnston


Class IV Member 

Victor B. Carnivale


Class IV Member 

Michael A. Johnson


Class IV Member

Raymond Schobert


Class IV Member 

David P. Tishler

Alternate #1

Class IV Member 


Alternate #2

Class IV Member 

M. Lou Garty, Esq.

Conflict Solicitor

1236 Brace Road, Ste. F
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
856-673-0609 (fax)

K. Wendell Bibbs


Remington & Vernick
The Presidential Center
Lincoln Bldg, Ste. 600
101 Rt. 130, Cinnaminson, NJ

856-303-1245 / 303-9330 (fax)

F. Robert Perry


Remington, Vernick & Arango
232 King's Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

856-216-1890 / 216-1890 (fax)

Justin Vining

Secretary to the Board

City Hall 525 High Street
Burlington NJ 08016
386-0200 ext. 124

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Secretary to the Land Use Board

Justin Vining

609-386-0200 ext. 124

Application Stages

Applications may, at various stages, take the form of:

  • Informal Review
  • Sketch Plan Review
  • Minor Subdivision
  • Site Plan Review Waiver
  • Preliminary Subdivision Review
  • Preliminary / Final Subdivision Review
  • Final Site Plan Review
  • Change of Use
  • Variances


In determining whether a certain use of a particular property is in accordance with the City Plan, many factors may come into consideration, including:

  • setback from property lines
  • provision for adequate parking
  • impact on traffic patterns both foot and vehicular
  • trash receptacle placement, pickup/dropoff areas, etc.

Features also come under the scrutiny of other City Departments and Divisions, such as:

  • Fire Prevention
  • Code Enforcement
  • Health

The data reviewed can be complex. City Ordinance bears the ultimate authority. We work hard to encourage courtesy in all exchanges with Applicants.

To further pursue a change

City residents are encouraged to put their ideas for change into action through participation in government via attendance of City Council Meetings, first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm

City Hall
525 High Street
Burlington NJ 08016

All interested individuals are invited to attend and comment. Anyone in need of special accommodations or access due to disability, should contact the Municipal Clerk's Office, at 609-386-0200 ext. 101, prior to the meeting.

Screening Committee

You may be asked to appear before the Screening or Advisory Committee, comprised of Land Use Chairperson, Board Secretary and Municipal Engineer. Screening Committee Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at the Keegan Center and generally commence at 3:15 pm.

2015 Land Use Screening Board Schedule

Screening Committee is an informal process of the Land Use Board to assist the public in their land and property development Application. Screening helps ensure requests are properly characterized and complete with regard to requirements. Those parties wishing to have an Application reviewed by the Committee must submit a proposal letter including as much information as possible. The proposal should include:

  • the exact location (which includes block and lot)
  • a survey (if building is proposed)
  • The Committee reviews such information as:
  • adequate parking
  • days/hours of operation
  • ingress/egress
  • environmental issues
  • number of employees
  • drainage, etc.

The letter should also include a contact person’s name and daytime telephone number. The letter should be forwarded to:

Board Secretary Justin Vining
City Hall Municipal Offices
525 High Street
Burlington NJ 08016

After submission of the letter with sufficient notice, the Secretary will call the contact person and inform them of an approximate time to appear.

Land Use Board (formerly Planning & Zoning) Scheduling

To be considered for Land Use Board Meeting agenda, you will be asked to submit completed Application two (2) weeks in advance. This gives the Municipal Engineer sufficient opportunity to review the data. All Applications for consideration by the Land Use Board are available for public inspection at City Hall a minimum of ten (10) days before each meeting.

For instructions and application forms, please visit the following links:

Planning Application
Zoning Application
Land Use Application (.pdf) 
Land Use Board Minutes

Please click on the following highlighted links to view past meeting minutes.

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