Board of Adjustment
The Zoning Board of Adjustment hears appeals of decisions of the Zoning Officer in enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance and appeals of the Zoning Officer's interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month in Council Chambers of Borough Hall.
Please take notice in accordance with the Open Public Meeting Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seg. and in consideration of the Executive Orders issued by Governor Murphy, The Borough of Paramus Board of Adjustment will be holding our Board meetings virtually/telephonically via WebEX starting February 11th 2021. In addition to submitting your application in paper form, you will be required to submit your application in its entirety ( including plans ) in PDF form.
The Board is empowered to grant "C" and "D" variances.
"D" variances are required for deviations from permitted use, expansion of a non-conforming use, requirements for conditional use, increase in permitted floor area ratio, increase in permitted density and increase in height of a structure which exceeds by 10 feet or 10%.
"C" variances typically involve variances for setbacks and may be granted where subject property poses unusual hardship to development or where the application would result in a better zoning alternative for the neighborhood. "D" variances may be granted for special reasons, undue hardship or an inherently beneficial use.
Limit of Power
The Board does not have the power to grant a variance where the grant would be a substantial detriment to the public good or impair the intent and purpose of the Paramus Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance.
Board Members Term Expires
|Peter Caminiti Jr. - Chairman||12/31/24|
|Matthew Ivanecki - Alternate||12/31/21|
|Mobin Sheikh - Alternate||12/31/22|
Board Meeting Dates
The Paramus Board of Adjustment will hold meetings on the following dates. All meetings will start at 7:30 p.m. , Council Chambers, Borough Hall.
|January 14, 2021||January 28, 2021|
|February 11, 2021||February 25, 2021|
|March 11, 2021||March 25, 2021|
|April 8, 2021||April 22, 2021|
|May 13, 2021||May 27, 2021|
|June 10, 2021||June 24, 2021|
|July 8, 2021||July 22, 2021|
|August 12, 2021||August 26, 2021|
|September 9, 2021||September 23, 2021|
|October 14, 2021||October 28, 2021|
|November 10, 2021||November 24, 2021|
|December 9, 2021||December 23, 2021|
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.