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Township of Little Egg Harbor
Originally part of Burlington County, Little Egg Harbor took its name from the portion of a bay called Egg Harbor (known today as Little Egg Harbor) by the Dutch sailors because of the eggs found in nearby gull nests. The first known account of the town was made by Captain Cornelius Jacobsen May in 1614.
The first European to settle the township was Hendrick Jacobs Falkenberg, who likely arrived by 1693 when he does not appear on a census of the Swedes along the Delaware River, where he had lived for nearly three decades. Though he was from Holstein (now in Germany), his first wife was a Finn and part of the Swedish community. Falkenberg settled on an 800-acre tract of land that he had acquired from the Lenni Lenape Indians in 1674, and a 1697 deed re-confirmed this earlier purchase. This tract included the two islands of Monhunk and Minnicunk later known as Wills Island and Osborn Island. Falkenberg was a linguist, fluent in the Lenape language, and was considered southern New Jersey's foremost language interpreter involving land transactions between the Indians and the European settlers, particularly the English Quakers.
One of the first recorded ships of the township was a sloop belonging to Thomas Ridgway Sr. John Mathis Sr. also had a ship which his son, Daniel, sailed the West Indian routes. They made a profit from selling clams and oysters.
The history of the Defense of Little Egg Harbor and the Pulaski Monument are set forth in detail in the attached links: Little Egg Harbor History #1 / Little Egg Harbor History #2
Report of Material Depreciation
CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT FORMS
Effective November 7, 2016: All new construction, additions and substantial improvements in flood hazard areas will require two (2) Foundation Location Surveys (prepared by a New Jersey Professional Land Surveyor) showing all building corners and the elevation of the top of the foundation. The documentation as per N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.18(b)1.ii(1)&(2) and Township Ordinance #2004-08 shall be required prior to further vertical construction.
Bulkhead Application / Permit
Checklist for Construction Permit Application
Chimney Certification for Replacement of Fuel Field Equipment
Commercial Certificate of Occupancy Inspection Application
Construction Permit Application
Demo / House Raising Application / (Information on elevation of an existing building.)
Fire Protection Subcode
Landlord Filing Statement
Permit By Rule
Existing Structure Resale / Rental Certificate of Inspection Application (Commercial / Business)
Existing Structure REsale / Rental Certificate of Inspection Application (Residential)
Temporary Waiver of Certificate of Occupancy
Tree Clearing Permit
For additional assistance or permit forms you can visit:
NEW CONSTRUCTION FORMS
New Construction Application Requirements
Checklist Requirements for a Certificate of Occupancy for New Construction
Checklist Requirements for a Certificate of Occupancy for a House Raised
Link to REScheck
TOWNSHIP CLERK'S OFFICE FORMS
Dog License Application
Garage Sale Permit
Landlord Filing Statement
Recycling Container (automated)
Request for Public Records (OPRA)
Street Vacation Application
Trash Container (automated)
Vendor Permit Application