The Planning Division is responsible for the County's comprehensive planning: preparing, maintaining, and updating the County Master Plan and its various elements.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • The Division also serves as a coordinator and advisor for municipal planning
  • In the area of transportation, the Division is responsible for a number of local and regional transit planning activities, as well as providing planning services for highway improvements. The division also applies for state and federal grants
  • The Division's environmental planning supports a number of activities related to improving and/or maintaining the County's environmental quality. These include, but are not limited to:
    • Air quality
    • Groundwater monitoring
    • Hazardous waste
    • Stormwater management
    • Water supply
    • Watershed planning
  • The Planning Division also serves as an affiliate for the New Jersey State Data Center
  • The Division is a resource center for data management and mapping (geographic information systems/GIS), providing information to other agencies, municipalities, and the public
  • The Division serves as staff to the County Planning Board, processing all site plans and subdivisions within the county
  • The Division represents the County at various levels including the:
    • Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)
    • South Jersey Resource Conservation and Development Council
    • State Planning Commission
    • Tri-County Water Quality Management Board


  1. Frank J. DiMarco


    Email Frank J. DiMarco

    Phone: 856-853-3386

    Fax: 856-853-3387

  1. Heather Simmons

    Deputy Director

    Email Heather Simmons

    Phone: 856-853-3378

    Fax: 856-853-3396