Saturday, March 25, 2017
Citywide Paper Shredding Event
Friday, April 7, 2017
Last Day to Register for 2017 Little Kickers Soccer Clinic & Spring Soccer Leagu
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Harlem Wizards vs Linden Educators Basketball Game
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Paint, Pasta, & Pino Fundraiser
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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A Sidewalk Permit (SWP) is required by the Linden Engineering Department for the new construction or replacement
of existing sidewalks along all Municipal and County Roads throughout the City. Permits along State Roads are
under the jurisdiction of the NJDOT. There is a fee for the permit.
A Curb Permit (CP) is required by the Linden Engineering Department for the new construction or replacement of existing
curbs along all Municipal Roads throughout the City. Permits along County and State Roads are under Union County and
NJDOT jurisdictions, respectively. There is a fee for the permit.
A Road Opening Permit (ROP) is required by the Linden Engineering Department for excavation within the Street Right-of-Way along
all Municipal Roads throughout the City. Permits along County and State Roads are under Union County and NJDOT jurisdictions,
respectively. This permit is mainly used by utility companies; however, it is also used by contractors and plumbers for the
construction or replacement of sewer lines. There is a fee for the permit.
Each street within the City of Linden has a specific Right-Of-Way (ROW), a distance from the front property line on one side of the
street to the front property line on the other side of the street. This is public property, however, by ordinance; it is the
responsibility of the homeowner to maintain this area. Usually the roadway is centered within this Right-Of-Way, with sidewalks on
either or both sides of it.
Encroachments into the Street Right-Of-Way are prohibited. All signs, fences, walls, structures, etc. shall be within the confines
of the respective property boundaries.
There are approximately 91 miles of Municipal Roads running through the City of Linden that are under its jurisdiction.
There are approximately 9.5 miles of County Roads running through the City of Linden that are under the jurisdiction of Union County.
These roads include:
View Union County Road Construction
There are approximately 10 miles of State Roads running through the City of Linden that are under the jurisdiction of the State of New Jersey.
These roads include:
For more information, visit the NJDOT
The City of Linden participates in the National Flood Insurance Program which allows any property owner in the City of Linden, whether your
property is located in a flood zone or not, to purchase flood insurance. Through the City’s activities associated with the Community Rating
System, Linden residents receive a discounted rate on this insurance. To find out if you live in a flood zone, you can either call or stop in
the Engineering Department or view the maps posted on the FEMA website.
Official Notice on Flood Protection
For more information, visit FEMA/NFIP.
What is my Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE)?
This interactive tool from FEMA can assist you in determining the current and advisory flood risk of your property.
On January 5, 2004, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) adopted new stormwater regulations which require the City of Linden
to comply with the requirements of the NJPDES Tier A Municipal Stormwater Permit. In accordance with this permit, the City of Linden has adopted a
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, Stormwater Management Plan and Stormwater Control Ordinance. In addition, Ordinances were either modified or
adopted regarding Pet Waste, Litter, Improper Waste Disposal, Wildlife Feeding, Yard Waste, Containerized Yard Waste and Illicit Connections.
Highlights of these Ordinances are as follows:
A more visible requirement has been the labeling of storm drains – "Dump No Waste, Drains to Waterways," and the retrofitting of storm drains during
road reconstruction or repaving with inlets that meet the design standards of the permit in order to reduce the amount of solids and floatables in
Solutions to Storm Water Pollution
For more information, visit NJDEP Stormwater
New Jersey State Law requires that you must call the New Jersey One Call System before you dig (excavation, demolition, etc.) whether it’s a small or a
large construction or homeowner project (such as putting up a fence, mail box post or real estate sign post, building a home addition, deck or foundation,
etc.) for marking underground utility lines. Calls must be made three (3) business days in advance, but no more than ten (10) business days. Excavation
must commence within ten (10) business days. Operators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1.800.272.1000 or 811.
For more information, visit NJ One Call.
City of Linden residents can apply for a no interest loan of up to $24,999 for home rehabilitation. The loans are perpetual liens that are repaid upon the sale
of the home. Participants must own and live in their 1 or 2 – family dwellings. Eligible improvements include new roofs, electrical, plumbing and heating systems.
Homeowners can apply for this program by contacting Robin Lospinoso at Development Directions LLC, 2 City Hall Plaza, Rahway, NJ 07065 (telephone 732.382.8100).
Interested homeowners can call the office for an appointment. A follow up letter is sent to the homeowner; along with the letter confirming the appointment. There
is a list enclosed with all of the documentation needed by the program to determine eligibility.
The current eligibility incomes are as follows:
Once determined eligible, an inspection is scheduled by the city’s cost estimator to inspect the home and
determine the necessary improvements, which must include any health and safety issues. The homeowner is
then supplied with a scope of work. Homeowners are then instructed to obtain two comparable estimates for
the work. Once the homeowner receives the estimates, the homeowner prepares the contractor selection form
and forwards their selection with the two estimates to the consultant.
Once the homeowner selects the contractor, the consultant prepares a detailed work write up and a Contractor
Homeowner Contract. An appointment is then set with the homeowner, the contractor and the program to review
and sign all of the documents, including the mortgage for the amount in the work write up.
George R. Vircik
City Hall, Room 208, 3rd Floor
301 North Wood Avenue
Linden, New Jersey 07036
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