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Assemblage

Process of combining two or more lots into one larger parcel.

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Clustering

The grouping of homesites within a subdivision on smaller lots than normal within the remaining land used for common areas.

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Construction permit

UCC requires permits to be issued by each county or municipality before construction, alteration, demolition, or change in use of a building can be undertaken. application must contain such information as location of property, construction plans, estimated cost of the work, and names and addresses of owners and designated contractors.

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Dedication

The voluntary transfer of private property by its owner to the public for some public use such as for streets or schools.

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Density zoning

Ordinances that restrict the average maximum number of houses per square acre that may be built in a particular subdivision. this average is called gross density.

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Environmental impact studies

Engineer's report often required before a building permit is issued.

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Highlands Water Protection Act

Protects the state's water supply, developments involving one acre or more paving over or covering of one-acre or more are are regulated in the highlands area by the DEP under this act.

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Moratorium

a hault to development, often temporary.

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Percolation test

Investigation of soil absorption and drainage.

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Pinelands Protection Act

In the southern part of the state, regulates development, setting guidelines for land use by local governments.

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Planned unit development (PUD)

A planned combination of diverse land uses such as housing, recreation, and shopping, in one contained development or subdivision.

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Planning board

Municipal body overseeing the orderly development of real estate.

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Plat

A map of a town, section,or subdivision indicating the location and boundaries or individual properties.

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Plottage

Increase in value resulting from combining two or more lots into one larger parcel - see assemblage.

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Subdivision

The division of a parcel of land into two or more parcels; a tract of land divided by the owner; known as a subdivider, into blocks, builiding lots, and streets according to a recorded subdivision plat that must comply with local ordinances and regulations.

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Uniform Construction Code

New Jersey's standards for building.

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Warranty and Builders Registration Act

All builders must register a warranty against new homes against defects for varying periods up to ten years. defects are for one, two or ten years. Applies to all owner-occupied one-two family dwellings, cooperative, condo's and modular built factory-built dwellings. Does not apply to remodeled houses or mobile homes. The remaining years can be transferred to the next owners if the building is being sold.

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Wetlands Act

The New Jersey DEP regulates development in marshes and other wetlands. Excavation, fill, or building on areas listed on DEPO maps requires a permit. DEP maps cover both coastal areas and inland fresh water areas.