About the Board
The Cape May County Planning Board was established under Chapter 251, Laws of 1935 of the State of New Jersey and was created under Freeholder Resolution on October 20, 1953 as one of the 1st county Planning Boards in the state. By statute, the 11 member Board consists of 8 citizen members (6 members and 2 alternates) appointed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders, 2 Freeholders (the Freeholder Director and a 2nd Freeholder), and the County Engineer.
Generally, the duties of the County Planning Board are to make and adopt a master plan for the development of the county and to encourage the cooperation of the local municipalities in matters concerning the county Master Plan. Incidentally, these duties involve the review of all development proposals in the county.