MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Township of Montclair has issued a temporary suspension of issuance of new demolition permits for sound 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-family buildings or structures throughout the Township.

Officials have announced that this temporary suspension is effective July 15 until the Governing Body can consider amendments to the Township Code regulating the demolition of historic structures and the appropriate review and procedures related thereto, and given that the Governing Body has introduced an Ordinance to implement that objective which designates the buildings and structures that would be subject to such review.

The moratorium on new demolition permits are for 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-family buildings or structures applying only to those buildings or structures which are individually identified or are located in districts which are identified in the Historic Preservation Element of the Township's Master Plan as having historic significance or potential historic significance.

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A list of said buildings and structures is maintained by the Planning Department and is available for inspection. This moratorium does not apply to any application to demolish any 1-, 2-, 3- or 4-family building or structure deemed a hazard by the Construction Official or Fire Official or that is in immediate danger of collapse.

This Administrative Order shall be effective July 15, 2019, continuing the current Administrative Order.