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.

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                  Borough of Paramus Board of Adjustment Regular Meeting 

                                      Borough Hall - Council Chambers  

                                         Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 

                                      Borough Hall - Council Chambers 

                                     Click HERE for the Meeting Agenda.

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                         PLEASE NOTE - SPECIAL MEETINGS SCHEDULED

        THURSDAY, MARCH 21ST, 2024 AT BOROUGH HALL - CAUCUS ROOM

         THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH, 2024 AT BOROUGH HALL - CAUCUS ROOM 

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Project Proposal:

***PLEASE NOTE REVISED PLANS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED AS OF 2/20/2024***

Block & Lot:  3312-6, 3312-7 & 3312-8 (195, 199, 205 Spring Valley Road)

Swaminarayan Gurukul Cultural Center. 195, 199, 205 Spring Valley Road, Paramus, NJ 07652 (PDF)

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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
Abdo Al Yousefy
12/31/26
Al Scrivanich 12/31/27
Lena Kamal 12/31/27
Jon Burger 12/31/24
Jason Cassesa - Alt #112/31/24
Vinay Shah - Alt #212/31/25

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 11, 2024January 25, 2024
February 8, 2024February 22, 2024
March 14, 2024
April 11, 2024April 25, 2024
May 9, 2024May 23, 2024
June 13, 2024

July 25, 2024
August 8, 2024August 22, 2024
September 12, 2024September 26, 2024
October 10, 2024October 24, 2024
November 4, 2024
December 12, 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. Tracy Colasurdo

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