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 9, 2020January 23, 2020
February 13, 2020February 27, 2020
March 12, 2020March 26, 2020
April 9, 2020April 23, 2020
May 14, 2020May 28, 2020
June 11, 2020June 25, 2020
July 9, 2020July 23, 2020
August 13, 2020August 27, 2020
September 10, 2020September 24, 2020
October 8, 2020October 22, 2020
November 12, 2020
December 10, 2020December 17, 2020

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