Planning Board & Zoning

Mission Statement

The Planning and Zoning Department has two staff members: Johanna Casey, the Planning Board Administrator and Secretary, and Zoning Officer Roger McLarnon. It is our goal to fairly and openly administer the requirements for development in Margate as set forth in the Master Plan and the Land Use Ordinance, Chapter 175 of the City’s Codes. We endeavor to expedite zoning approvals, to explain and clarify regulations in our ordinance as well as outside jurisdictions, such as FEMA, NJDEP and others. We assist those requiring actions by the Planning Board, in terms of making the application process as straightforward as possible, with as little bureaucracy as the law allows. Appointments are preferable, but drop ins are permitted, if we are present and available. When necessary we will come to your property to assist you in gaining approvals, or in your decision making about how to proceed. Our phone numbers and email addresses are elsewhere in this section.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Roger McLarnon Zoning Officer (609) 822-5438

Board Members

Name Title
Richard Patterson Chairman
Michael Richmond Vice Chairman
Michael S. Becker Mayor, Commissioner of Public Works
Tom Collins Mayor's Designee
Jim Galantino Building Inspector
Michael Cristaldi Board Member
Joe DiGirolamo Board Member
Margaret Guber-Nulty Board Member
Despina Hess Board Member
Craig Palmisano Board Member
Remy Pelosi Board Member
Clem Wasleski Board Member
Ron Gruppo Board Member