Rockaway Borough seal

1 E. Main St.
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Zoning/Code Enforcement

Duties and Responsibilities of the Zoning Officer:

  • Investigates complaints of violations of the Code of the Borough of Rockaway
  • Reviews plans submitted to the Construction Department for adherence to Borough land use ordinances
  • Issues permits for fences, signs, and sheds; approves change of use permits
  • Ensures that property is used in accordance with zoning regulations


Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Zoning Officer

Tim Braden
Phone Number: 973-627-2000 ext 218


Zoning permit applications and forms can be found on the Applications and Forms page under Zoning.

Fence and Pool/Spa Requirements


  • Zoning permit required
  • Maximum of six feet in height
  • Not permitted within three feet of a street sideline
  • Good side of fence should face adjacent properties


Any pool or spa capable of holding 24” of water require:

  • Zoning, building, electric, and plumbing permits required
  • Pool must be located a minimum of ten feet from home, deck, or accessory structure
  • Pool must be located a minimum of five feet from rear or side yards
  • Barrier requirements must meet the 2021 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

Zoning Map

The Rockaway Borough Zoning Map is available online. View online. (14MB)

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