Open Space Application

Want to apply for open space funding for your municipality or non-profit? Fill out the Open Space application.


Step 1.Get application tips

Read the following:

Step 2.Be aware of application deadlines

  • One (1) signed paper copy and one (1) electronic copy of the completed application(s) must be submitted to the County by 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2024.
  • Municipal applicants must also submit an electronic copy of the Schedule C worksheet by 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2024.
  • Two copies and an electronic version of an appraisal, conducted in accordance with Section of the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund Rules and Regulations, must be submitted as part of the application by 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2024.
  • The Project Finance Sheet (page 4B of the application) must also be submitted as part of the application by 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2024.

Program rules now include costs for demolition and restoration of a property (up to a maximum of 10% of the eligible land cost, or $50,000 whichever is less) as allowable costs under the program.

Step 3.Fill out and submit your application

You must fill out and submit these documents:


[email protected]


Morris County Office of Planning and Preservation
P.O. Box 900
30 Schuyler Place
Morristown, NJ 07963

Important application notes:

  • Do not attach any materials that are not expressly requested in this application as these materials will not be accepted.
  • All maps must be 8 1/2” X 11”in size. Anything larger, and the application will be deemed incomplete and returned to the applicant.
  • The application must be stapled and not contained in a binder, folder, etc.

Questions about the form and application requirements can be directed to Barbara Murray at (973) 829-8120 or by e-mail: Barbara Murray, Program Coordinator.