Comprehensive Plan

The Cape May County Planning Board's (and Planning Department's) responsibility for creating and implementing a county-wide comprehensive plan is derived from the County Planning Enabling Act of 1935 (C.40:27). This act empowers Counties with the ability to establish planning boards and directs those boards to "...make and adopt a master plan for the physical development of the county."  The County Planning Department is currently developing a draft Cape May County Comprehensive Plan.  The Plan will be reviewed by the Planning Board in Fall of 2019 and recommended to the Board of Chosen Freeholders in early 2020.  For a copy of the 2005 Comprehensive Plan, CLICK HERE