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.


The Board is empowered to grant "C" and "D" variances. 

D Variance 

"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 Variance

 "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. - Chairman12/31/20
Joseph Cirillo12/31/22
John DiNapoli12/31/22
Sandi Gunderson12/31/21
James McKenna12/31/19
Frank Putrino12/31/21
Anthony Ricchiuti12/31/19
Matt Ivanecki - Alternate12/31/19
Mobin Sheikh - Alternate12/31/20

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 17, 2019January 31, 2019
February 14, 2019February 28, 2019
March 14, 2019March 28, 2019
April 11, 2019April 25, 2019
May 9, 2019May 23, 2019
June 13, 2019June 27, 2019
July 11, 2019July 25, 2019
August 8, 2019August 22, 2019
September 12, 2019September 26, 2019
October 10, 2019October 24, 2019
November 7, 2019November 21, 2019
December 12, 2019December 19, 2019

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Application to Board of Adjustment or Planning Board (PDF)

Boards and Commissions Membership Application

  1. Valerie Frazita

    Board Secretary
    Phone: 201-265-2100, ext 2241