Planning and Public Works
Planning & Preservation
30 Schuyler Place
Responsible for developing county master plan, reviewing subdivisions of land and site plans, advising freeholders on planning matters, and providing information for individual citizens, industries, public service groups and government officials. Maintains aerial photographs of the county and acts as the depository for U.S. Census data. Coordinates the process of cross acceptance planning with state and municipalities.
The Preservation Trust administers programs in accordance with the rules and regulations of the county’s Open Space, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund that are designed to preserve farmland, open space, historic resources and assist in the buyout of flood-prone residential properties in Morris County. Funds are approved by the Board of Chosen Freeholders based upon the recommendations of various Morris County agencies including the Open Space Committee, Agriculture Development Board, Park Commission, Municipal Utilities Authority, Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board, and most recently, the Flood Mitigation Committee.
Engineering & Transportation
10 Court Street
The division secures funding for road, bridge, railroad, bicycle, and pedestrian projects. It serves the county through regional transportation planning, design, implementation, and coordination of various modes of transportation. The engineering staff is responsible for design, construction, reconstruction, and paving of county roads, as well as bridge and culvert construction, drainage, and repair specifications. Transportation planning staff conduct studies and coordinate planning efforts with state agencies, municipalities, county departments, and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, and supervise three county-owned freight railroads. Two Freeholder appointed boards, the Morris County Board of Transportation and the Freight Railroad Advisory Committee, advise the division on its activities.
Building Construction and Reconstruction
Oversees contracts for construction and reconstruction of county government buildings, whether done by the county or by a private contractor.
Buildings and Grounds
Maintenance and Security Services
Washington St. (Rt. 24)
Provides maintenance for county buildings and grounds, except the parks, and security services for all buildings except the parks, courts, and the county nursing home.
Motor Service Center
Maintains all county vehicles & equipment and manages the county garage.
Road & Bridge Division
Maintains, reconstructs and repairs the 300-mile county roads and the county’s 1,000 bridges and culverts.
Handles requests for permits to open county roads, inspects the location, and ensures receipt of bond.
Shade Tree Management
W. Hanover Ave.,
Protects and cares for trees and ornamental plant life along the rights-of-way of the country road system. Operates a leaf mulch program and nursery to provide trees for roadside planting. Provides consultation to municipalities and non-profit groups.
Location: Highview Avenue
The Mosquito Control division carries on a program of Integrated Pest Management including inspections, biological controls, water management and public education, coordinated with the DEP and health agencies. The Division undertakes activities and public awareness events to reduce the population of mosquitoes in Morris County.