Planning & Zoning

Development Permits are issued for all construction (except minor work under the UCC Code). Applications must be filed for changes in occupancy; changes in use; interior, exterior, and new construction; demolition; signs, fences, sheds, a/c condensers, and all other accessory structures. Sub-division and site plans also require submission of an Application for Development Permit.


Development Permit Application

Development Permit Application Types of Supporting Documents


  • Single and 2-Family Dwellings: $50
  • All other applications: $100
  • Properties within the Historic District: $50 additional

Borough of Red Bank Master Plan

What is a Master Plan?

The Borough of Red Bank has started the process to create its full Master Plan since 1995, which will serve as a roadmap to guide planning for the future of the Borough. The Master Plan will be structured around a community-established vision, goals, and recommendations for Red Bank's economic, social, physical, environmental, and fiscal development. This document will provide elected officials and decision-makers with a reference guide when making decisions related to land use, zoning, and capital investment.

The Red Bank community will play an essential role in identifying the key priorities, concerns, and opportunities the Master Plan should address. There will be numerous ways that the community can get involved and provide feedback to shape the plan throughout the process. The Master Plan will also build upon previous plans and studies completed by the Borough and other agencies. The 2019 Red Bank Master Plan Re-Examination Report provides the most recent statutory review and update of the required elements of the Master Plan under the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL). Red Bank's new Master Plan represents the Borough's continued effort to ensure land use, planning, and zoning policies reflect current issues, changes, and trends that the community is undergoing.

The Planning Process

The Borough selected BFJ Planning, a planning consultant firm based in New York City, to assist with developing the Red Bank Master Plan. The planning process will span approximately 12-months, with various community engagement opportunities occurring throughout the entire process. The process will occur in four phases, which include an analysis of Red Bank’s existing conditions, recommendations, site-specific planning, and the revised and final Master Plan.

Master Plan Timeline

Who is on the Committee?

The Master Plan Committee is comprised of six members who will meet regularly with the Planning Consultant Team to guide and provide feedback as the plan develops. The Committee will also review the draft and final Master Plan. The Committee will report back regulatory to the Red Bank Planning Board, who ultimately adopts the Master Plan under state law. Below is a list of the Committee members:

  • Pasquale Menna, Mayor of Red Bank
  • Kristina Bonatakis, Planning Board and Environmental Commission Member
  • Dave Cassidy, Planning Board Member
  • Shawna Ebanks, Director of Community Development
  • Dan Mancuso, Planning Board Chairman
  • Darren McConnell, Interim Business Administrator and Police Department Chief

Resources and Ways to Get Involved

Stay tuned for Master Plan materials as they are developed and opportunities to get involved throughout the planning process!

Red Bank Master Plan_Virtual Workshop Summary (1)

2022_06_22_Red Bank Today Report_Draft

Red Bank Master Plan_Public Workshop_060922_Summary

Master Plan Public Meeting 6/9/22

Public Workshop June 9, 2022 Presentation

Public Workshop June 9, 2022 Recording

An Interim Document for the Red Bank Master Plan

Virtual Workshop Summary

Public Workshop

2022_09_19 Presentation


Forms & Resources