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Adopted Bloomfield Zoning Ordinance
Amended through August 11, 2019

Bloomfield Township was one of the first in the State to transform its traditional zoning ordinances into a concise, user-friendly, and highly-illustrated digital format known as Clearzoning. Clearzoning transforms municipal codes into visually appealing, digital documents that better communicate ordinance regulations. This is one of many tools the Township uses to attract and facilitate new development and redevelopment.

By simply clicking on one page of an online ordinance instead of thumbing through many references addressing multiple zoning districts, a developer can, for example, determine where a new office building could be built. Or, for individuals, a homeowner could find out how large an addition can be. Then, with one more click, the setback, area and height regulations for that district are displayed in both text and graphic form.

Residents please note…
If you are thinking of renovating, remodeling or building a new home or accessory structure, please contact your subdivision association to determine whether the subdivision deeds, conditions, and restrictions apply to your residential project. In some cases, they may be different or more restrictive than those covered under the Township Zoning Ordinances and state building codes. Deed restrictions are privately regulated and enforced by the subdivision association and not the Township. Click here to view the Residential Construction in Bloomfield Township Brochure.

In 2016, Clearzoning merged with Giffels Webster to expand the planning services offered to municipalities by also offering a multi-disciplinary approach to include architecture, civil engineering, surveying, and landscape architecture.

New Ordinances

 Zoning Ordinance 663: General Exceptions for Patios and Paved Terraces
Effective: August 11, 2019

 Zoning Ordinance 660: Tobacco Stores, Smoke Shops, and Body Art Facilities
Effective: August 11, 2019

 Zoning Ordinance 653: Short-Term Rental
Effective: January 27, 2019

 Zoning Ordinance 652: O-1 Office Districts
Effective: February 3, 2019

 Zoning Ordinance 651: Squirrel Road and South Boulevard
Effective: August 26, 2018

 Zoning Ordinance 649: Amendment to the Zoning Map
Effective: January 21, 2018