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 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. - Chairman12/31/24
Joseph Cirillo12/31/22
Sandi Gunderson
Dominick Minervini
James McKenna
Anthony Ricchiuti
Matthew Ivanecki - Alternate
Mobin Sheikh - Alternate

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, 2021January 28, 2021
February 11, 2021February 25, 2021
March 11, 2021March 25, 2021
April 8, 2021April 22, 2021
May 13, 2021May 27, 2021
June 10, 2021June 24, 2021
July 8, 2021July 22, 2021
August 12, 2021August 26, 2021
September 9, 2021September 23, 2021
October 14, 2021October 28, 2021
November 10, 2021November 24, 2021
December 9, 2021December 23, 2021

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