Planning Board


The Planning Board is a statutory body empowered to prepare and review the Master Plan for the Borough; to recommend and review Zoning Ordinances for the Borough; and to hear Subdivision, Site Plan and conditional Use applications. The Board requires one (1) original and twenty-five (25) copies of the applicant’s application packet. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month virtually/telephonically via Cisco Webex.

Please take notice in accordance with the Public Meeting Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seg. and in consideration of the Executive Orders issues by Governor Murphy, the Borough of Paramus Planning Board is currently holding our Board meetings virtually/telephonically via Webex. In addition to submitting your application in paper form, you will be required to submit your application in its entirety (including plan) in pdf form.

BJ's Wholesale Club- 30 Route 17, Block 501, Lot 5, Block 502, Lots 9 & 2.02 has been carried to the Board's Special Thursday, September 23rd,  2021 Virtual/Teleconference Meeting.

GCGS Associates, LLC.- From Rd, Block 5304, Lot 2 will continue to be heard at our September 2nd, 2021 virtual/teleconference meeting.

Please take notice Planning Board applicant, A2 Enterprises, LLC.-697 Paramus Rd. & 143 W. Ridgewood Ave, Block 6701, Lots 6 & 7-premlinary & final site plan, variance, and major soil movement permit which was scheduled to be heard at the Board's virtual/teleconference February 4th, 2021, March 18th, 2021,  May 6th, 2021, May 20th, 2021, June 17th and July 1st,
August 5th, 2021 meetings has been carried to our September 2nd 2021 Virtual/Teleconference Meeting.



Borough of Paramus Planning Board is having a Webex Virtual/Teleconference Public Meeting on  August 5, 2021 at 7PM.

The public is invited to participate in meeting by either Webex Virtual or Teleconference

By Teleconference means: 844-621-3956 Access Code: 132 412 2660 or

By Virtual Means:

Meeting Link:

Meeting number: 132 412 2660

Password: gbBckJsg326


You can also dial and enter the meeting number

Join by phone 1-844-621-3956 United States Toll

Access Code: 132 412 2660

Please refer to the meeting Agenda for more information along with the applicants' application and plan details.

Members of the public can only participate by virtual Webex or teleconference means, as no members of the public will be admitted into Borough Hall in connection with this meeting. If you are joining the meeting as a member of the public, please place your device or phone on mute once you have joined the teleconference and wait for direction from the Chairman.


     Board Members                             Term Expires

Peter Caminiti, Sr. Chairman12/31/23
Richard Conte, Vice Chairman12/31/23
Aleksander Les, Mayor Designee12/31/22
Ken Hook, Municipal12/31/21
Pat Verile, Councilman12/31/21
Alfred Scrivanich, Resident12/31/22
W. Stuart Clark, Resident12/31/21
Michael Blitzstein, Resident12/31/23
Denis Niland, Resident12/31/21
Nick Matahen, Alternate12/31/21

Planning Board Meeting Dates

Meetings take place virtually/telephonically via Webex at 7pm, unless otherwise posted. Special meetings will be held, only if necessary.

January 7, 2021January 21, 2021
February 4, 2021-CancelledFebruary 18, 2021
March 4, 2021- CancelledMarch 18, 2021
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Special Meeting
April 1, 2021- CancelledApril 15, 2021
May 6, 2021 May 20, 2021- Cancelled
June 3, 2021June 17, 2021
July 1, 2021August 5, 2021
September 2, 2021Thursday, September 23, 2021 Special Meeting
October 7, 2021October 21, 2021
November 4, 2021
December 2, 2021

Agendas & Minutes

 Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Boards and Commissions Membership Application

  1. Maryellen Parente

    Board Secretary
    Phone: 201-265-2100, ext 2242