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 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.

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

Peter Caminiti Jr. - Chairman12/31/24
Joseph Cirillo12/31/22
Sandi Gunderson
12/31/21
Dominick Minervini
12/31/21
James McKenna
12/31/23
Anthony Ricchiuti
12/31/23
Matthew Ivanecki - Alternate
12/31/21
Mobin Sheikh - Alternate
12/31/22


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 13, 2022January 27, 2022
February 10, 2022February 24, 2022
March 10, 2022March 24, 2022
April 14, 2022April 28, 2022
May 12, 2022May 26, 2022
June 9, 2022June 23, 2022
July 14, 2022July 28, 2022
August 11, 2022August 25, 2022
September 8, 2022September 22, 2022
October 13, 2022October 27, 2022
November 10, 2022
December 8, 2022December 22, 2022

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