Grading & Land Disturbance

Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Ordinance

The township’s ordinance, Chapter 57: Part 6 Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control establishes the requirement that a grading and land disturbance permit shall be obtained prior to any activity or construction that result in land disturbance.

The ordinance states that “no land shall be cleared, graded, or otherwise disturbed for any purpose, including but not limited to the construction of single-family dwellings, two-family dwellings, or other buildings or structures, the mining of minerals, the removal of other natural resources, the development of golf courses, and/or the construction of streets by any person or entity other than the Township of Morris, County of Morris, or State of New Jersey unless the township engineer has first approved a lot grading and soil erosion and sediment control plan for the proposed activity and has issued a grading permit allowing such activity to proceed.”