Board of Adjustment

Overview

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 person at Borough Hall Council Chambers.

Borough of Paramus Board of Adjustment Regular Meeting February 9th, 2023 IN PERSON Borough Hall -Upper Level Council Chambers Click HERE for the Meeting Agenda.

Responsibilities

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

Steve Sullivan - Chairman12/31/25
Thomas Locicero - Vice Chair12/31/26
Mohammed Reda12/31/25
Peter Caminiti, Jr. 
12/31/24
James McKenna
12/31/23
Anthony Ricchiuti
12/31/23
Abdo Yousefy12/31/26
Charles Field- Alternate
12/31/24


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 12, 2023January 26, 2023
February 9, 2023February 23, 2023
March 9, 2023March 23, 2023
April 13, 2023April 27, 2023
May 11, 2023May 25, 2023
June 8, 2023June 22, 2023
July 13, 2023July 27, 2023
August 10, 2023August 24, 2023
September 14, 2023September 28, 2023
October 12, 2023October 26, 2023
November 9, 2023
December 14, 2023December 14, 2023

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