City Planning


We are taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and are working hard to ensure we minimize the risk of transmission of this virus.

City Planning offices, including Historic Preservation, are operating remotely effective March 23, 2020 for the duration of the City's State of Emergency. We ask for patience in response time during this quarantine period. It is our goal to continue to serve the public the best we can in a manner that protects the public welfare.

We will continue to monitor the general City Planning email account. Please submit any questions to staff via email, phone is not preferred, until the State of Emergency is lifted.

The March 19th and April 2nd Zoning Board, and the March 24th and April 7th Planning Board meetings are cancelled. The April 6th Historic Preservation Commission meeting is also cancelled. Our office will follow up with information on future and/or special meetings once available.

To stay up to date with important announcements and alerts, register for SwiftReach, the City's text message alerting system. More information is also available on the Jersey City website.


The Division of City Planning maintains a staff of licensed professional planners and trained experts who are responsible for comprehensively planning the rational development of land in the City.

The Jersey City 
Open Data Portal website provides a variety of data including operational data, locations of municipal services or other landmarks, and a variety of other miscellaneous information related to City Planning. 

  • Search