Road Opening Permit

Right-of-Way Requirement

Road Opening Permits are required for any work proposed in the Township Right of Way (ROW). The Township Right-of-way (ROW) generally extends 10' beyond the edge of the roadway. A permit, fees, and insurance documentation from the contractor performing the work is to be submitted for any excavation work, or installation of, but not limited to, the following:

Residential/ Commercial Improvements: 

  • Driveway
  • Sidewalk
  • Drainage(sump pump, discharges, leaders, drywell overflows, etc)
  • Regrading
  • Tree Stump removal 

Utility Work:

  • Sanitary Sewer
  • Water lines (distribution & private)
  • Natural gas lines
  • Electric lines
  • Communication lines (phone, cable, fiber-optics etc,)
  • Structures (utility poles, fire hydrants, utility cabinets, manholes, vaults, etc.)


  • Curbing
  • Asphalt repairs
  • Storm water drainage systems


  • Sign installations
  • Test pits
  • Soil borings


Inspections are performed to ensure the work is completed in accordance with the required specifications, proper compaction is completed and safe conditions exist for the motoring public. For any opening in the pavement a bond is held for a period of one year to ensure the repair does not settle. After one year a final inspection is performed and if the repair is satisfactory the bond will be released.


The permitting process allows us to track who completed the work at each location and if there is a problem we can have the ability to contact the contractor responsible for the work to complete the necessary repairs

  1. Jim Slate

    Township Engineer

  2. David Hansen

    Assistant Engineer / Zoning Officer

  3. Bernard Senger

    Assistant Engineer

  4. Erin Doherty

    Secretary / Notary

  5. Bill Hutchinson


  6. Michael Sarno


  7. Joseph Schwab

    Jr. Design Eng/CAD Op./Pro Mgr./Inspector

  8. Engineering

    Physical Address
    50 Woodland Avenue
    Morristown, NJ 07960

    Mailing Address
    50 Woodland Avenue
    PO Box 7603
    Convent Station, NJ 07961-7603