East Windsor Township’s
"One Stop"
Permitting Process

 

The Steps to Opening or Expanding Your Business in East Windsor Township.

The first and last stop, the ONE STOP, to doing business in East Windsor Township is the Township’s Business Ombudsman.  Call the Township's Business Ombudsman at (609) 443-4000, ext. 246, or email  business_ombudsman@east-windsor.nj.us.

Whether a business approaches the Ombudsman directly or approaches the Township through another department (e.g., Planning/Zoning or Inspections), the Business Ombudsman will follow through in the development application and permit process in guiding and assisting business.

When current or potential East Windsor business are dealing with either Township departments or outside agencies, the Ombudsman will offer the following services:

  1. Provide detailed information on permits required and on forms, procedures,and timetables for obtaining such permits;

  2. Provide specific contact information (name, position. telephone number, address) at each permitting department or agency;

  3. Call and arrange introductions or meetings, if requested;

  4. Attend meetings with the business and the agency, if requested;

  5. Monitor agency response;

  6. Intervene on behalf of the business to obtain timely processing, if requested;

  7. Other trouble-shooting assistance as needed; and

  8. Get business feedback on the permit process and how it might be improved.

 

A Business Wants to Move into New Space

For businesses needing Site Plan approvals. the usual first step in the site plan application process is a meeting with the Township professional staff (Planner and Engineer). The Planning Board Secretary will notify the Township's Business Ombudsman of the meeting if he/she has not already been involved in setting up the meeting. In advance of the meeting, the Ombudsman will reach out to the business and make sure that all necessary information is provided to the business.

The Ombudsman will attend the meeting and follow up to ensure timely processing of the application.

The Ombudsman will also give to the applicant specific information about other governmental agencies which may be required to review an application.

The Ombudsman will also accompany the applicant, if needed, on visits to various governmental agencies and always follow-up with the applicant as to any problems.

The Ombudsman will assist and stay with the business all the way through the process until the project is complete.

 

A Business Wants to Move into Existing Space, Not Requiring Renovation

When a business proposes to move into existing space not needing renovations (or a building permit), the business applies to the Inspections Department for a Continuing Certificate of Occupancy (CCO). When the business picks-up an application for the CCO, the Inspections Department will notify the Ombudsman.

The Ombudsman will contact the business and offer to assist the applicant with the permit process, if he/she has not already been in contact with the business.

The Ombudsman will assist and stay with the business all the way through the process until the project is complete.

 

A Business Wants to Move into Existing Space, Requiring Renovation

When a business wishes to renovate a property and picks-up an application for a building permit, the Inspections Department will notify the Township's Business Ombudsman of the permit applicant.

The Ombudsman will contact the business and offer to assist the applicant in dealing with the permit process including site plan or zoning approvals, if he/she has not already been in contact with the business.

The Ombudsman will assist and stay with the business all the way through the process until the project is complete.

 

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