Department of Community Development

The Department of Community Development is the primary agency that coordinates all planning, zoning, construction, engineering, fire prevention, code enforcement, housing, floodplain, and land use regulations and responsibilities.

The Department of Community Development oversees the following agencies: 

  • Planning Board
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment
  • Buildings & Construction
  • Fire Prevention Bureau
  • Zoning Office
  • Code Enforcement
  • Housing Bureau

Its primary mission is to develop, and manage a sustainable community for the residents of Holmdel and all its neighbors through careful planning and management, and the enforcement of local policies, and state and federal regulations.

Overall Responsibilities

The Department of Community Development co-ordinates the various activities of its agencies to provide an efficient flow of information to make the permit application process easier to navigate for our residents, businesses and contractors.

Technical Reviews

The Holmdel Township Technical Review Committee may be available to potential developers. Prior to the submission of any development application, a technical review of a development proposal may be conducted by township officials and planning and engineering professionals, upon the request of the potential developer. Contact Loni Favorito at 732-946-2820 extension 1316 for more information or to schedule a meeting.

Public & Private Events

See our Handout on public and private events and when permits and fees are required

New Businesses

Visit our New Businesses Web Page for information on what you need to file to open a new business in Holmdel Township.

Community Development Applications and Requests are now available online at our SDL Online Portal which can be accessed by clicking on the announcement below. 

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Contact Us

  1. 4 Crawfords Corner Road
    Holmdel, NJ 07733
    Phone: 732-946-2820
    Fax: 732-975-9774

    Steven J. Winters, CFM

    Director Email


    Tara Buss

    Office Manager

    Ext. 1308 Email


    Monday through Friday

    7:00 am to 4:00 pm