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Sewer Service Area Parcel Searcher

Morris County has developed a web application that allows you to search by parcel (lot) and determine if the property is in a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) approved sewer service area (SSA).  To search by parcel identifier go to our web application.

2020 Historic Preservation Applications Available

Application forms for the 2020 grant round of the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund are now available. Please note the following schedule:

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020: Application Workshop, at Morris County Cultural Center, Morris Twp.
  • Friday, February 28, 2020: Declaration of Intent due at Morris County
  • Friday, March 27, 2020: Grant Application Deadline

2019 Open Space Recommendations

The Open Space Trust Fund Committee presented their recommendations to the Board of Chosen Freeholders on November 13, 2019. The Freeholders will take action on these recommendations during their public meeting on November 25, 2019.

Morris County Celebrates 25 Years of the Open Space and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund

On October 18, Morris County celebrated 25 years of the voter-approved Morris County Open Space Trust Fund, which since the first grant was awarded in 1994 has resulted in the preservation of thousands of acres of open spaces across the entire county, helping to maintain the county’s high quality of life.


Learn more about the celebration.

2020 Mitigation Plan Update

Morris County has commenced work on the 2020 Morris County All Municipalities Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) update.  The HMP is updated every five years and serves as the plan for identifying risk and reducing vulnerabilities in our communities. For more information on this plan please check the Morris County Office of Emergency Management (MCOEM) website.

If you would like more information regarding how to get involved, please contact MCOEM.

Public participation is a vital part of this plan. As part of the HMP planning process, Morris County has developed a Citizen Preparedness Survey.  This survey is anonymous and will be used to develop portions of the plan. Fill out the survey.

New Municipal Census Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates, which include demographic data for all the municipalities in the nation.  The 2014-2018 ACS includes estimates for various topics, including income, educational attainment, housing and transportation.  Updates for this data have been posted to the Data and Statistics page of this website.

Trail Construction Grant Applications Received

A total of 6 applications requesting over $757,000 were submitted to the Morris County Trail Construction Grant Program.  The Trail Program Advisory Committee will review the applications and provide funding recommendations to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders by the end of the year. View the list of applications.