Planning Board & Zoning

Mission Statement

It is our goal to fairly and openly administer the regulations of development as set forth by the City of Margate’s Master Plan and Land Use Ordinance, Chapter 175 in order to ensure the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens and visitors of the City of Margate.

Our staff is available to assist all members of our community who may require action by the Planning Board. The Zoning Officer, Roger McLarnon, is available to provide efficient and timely review, as well as to clarify the regulations of our ordinance and outside jurisdictions, such as FEMA, NJDEP, and more. To meet with the Zoning Officer, we recommend scheduling an appointment by emailing him directly at

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process, you may contact the Board Administrator, Palma Shiles, at You may also contact her for the following:

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Roger McLarnon Zoning Officer, Planner (609) 822-5438
Palma Shiles Board Administrator (609) 822-1974
Elias Manos, Esq. Board Solicitor

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 Board Member, Construction Official
Michael Cristaldi Board Member
Margaret Guber-Nulty Board Member
Craig Palmisano Board Member
Remy Pelosi Board Member
Steven Jasiecki Board Member