In Somerset Township, as in most communities, permits are
required for certain activities. Check the following list
to determine if you will need a permit. Contact the
Township Office for any additional information you might need.
Building Permits - A permit is required for any
construction valued at more than
Sewage Permits - You will need to have a permit for the
construction of any new on-lot (septic) sewage systems or any
changes or alterations to existing ones. A permit is
needed to make a connection to any public sewer system.
Highway Occupancy - Should you wish to occupy the
right-of-way of a public road, a permit will be needed.
This situation often occurs when utilities (water, sewer,
electric, phone, etc.) need to be brought onto a building site.
Zoning Permits - If your building site is located in a
zoned area, a permit is required. While Somerset Township
does not have zoning throughout the Township, certain areas are
regulated by the Somerset County Zoning Commission. If you
need information on a zoning matter, contact the Commission
directly at 443-1544.
Fireworks Permits - Any display of fireworks in the
Township requires that a permit be obtained.