Zoning Board of Adjustment

Last updated on September 21, 2020
Zoning Board Engineer - Paul Azzolina

Office hours:
Monday:  1:30pm–4:30pm - 2nd Floor
Tuesday & Wednesday - 8:30am–4:30pm 
Thursday: 8:30am - 7:30pm (late night)
Friday:  8:30am - 12:30pm     *PB Sec. lunch 12:30-1:30 Tue, Wed & Thurs

Board Secretary - Barbara Coleman 
Phone: (201) 666-1463 - Room 214 - 2nd Fl

Zoning Officer - Joe Setticase
Office hours: 
Monday through Friday.: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Direct Phone: (201) 666-3312 - Room 304  - 3rd Floor

♦  Zoning Map
♦  Master Plan
All Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Municipal Courtroom, located at 350 Hudson Ave. and begin at 7:30 PM unless noted due to a vacation/holiday*No new applications will be heard after 10:00 p.m..  Open session will be cut off at 11:00 p.m., unless the Board opts to waive that requirement, at the Board’s discretion. Please see below for all agenda information.

2020 ZONING BOARD APPLICATIONS BEFORE THE BOARD - Click here to view all current applications. (Please click on each application's name to view the files associated with the application as well as the virtual meeting access information)

2020 Zoning Board of Adjustment   
Meeting Dates Agendas Minutes
01/21/2020 - RO Agenda Minutes
02/11/2020*- SM Agenda Minutes
02/19/2020 Canceled  
03/17/2020 Canceled  
04/21/2020 Canceled  
05/19/2020 Canceled  
06/16/2020 Agenda Minutes
06/17/2020*- SM Agenda Minutes
07/21/2020 Agenda Minutes
08/18/2020 Agenda Minutes
09/08/2020*-SM 7pm Moved to 9/15  
09/15/2020 Agenda Minutes
10/20/2020 Agenda Minutes
11/17/2020 Agenda Minutes
12/15/2020 Agenda Minutes
*Denotes Special Meeting

2020 Adopted Zoning Board  Resolutions :  
Resolution Description Adopted
20-01 Recording Secretary 01/21/20
20-02 Attorney 02/11/20
20-03 Engineer 02/11/20
20-04 Meeting Dates 01/21/20
20-05 Walsh 07/21/20
20-06 Murphy 09/15/20
20-07 Russo 09/15/20

Zoning Laws
Zoning approval is the first step required for certain types of construction.  It is required for permits for, but not limited to, new construction,additions, add-a-levels, decks, patios, sheds (new or replacement), fences (new or replacements), pools (in ground or above ground), and whirlpools, spas, hot tubs.

In order to obtain zoning approval, you must submit a Zoning Application available here, in the administrator’s office or the building dept. The form must be completed, include a copy of your survey/plot plan with the proposed construction drawn and highlighted on the survey.  An application fee of $50.00 is also due at this time.  Be sure the survey is up to date including any additions/deletions made since the date of the survey.  Make sure YOUR name and address appears clearly on the survey.  You will be notified by mail of your approval or denial.  

A soil movement permit is required to be filed whenever any soil is being moved onto, off of, or within a property.  For example, during the construction of a basement, crawl space, in-ground pool, retaining wall, landscaping, etc.  This permit may be obtained from either here or the Township Clerk's office.  Payment of this permit is a prior approval to the issuance of a building permit.

Engineering approval is required for certain types of construction, i.e. new house, retaining wall, etc.  A $1,000.00 escrow must be posted with the Zoning Office along with architectural or engineering plans/drawings for the work being performed.

If zoning or engineering approval is not required, or has been obtained for those permits requiring approval, you can apply for your building permit.  The application for your building permit must include:
a.       Application folder – completed and signed inside and out.
b.       Subcode Technical Sections (all that apply):

1.     Building – include costs, broken down between addition and    alteration if applicable all calculations requested – square footage, cubic volume, etc.

2.       Electric – (sealed, unless work is being performed by homeowner)
3.       Plumbing – (sealed, unless work is being performed by homeowner)
4.       Fire – required for smoke detectors, boilers, furnaces, water heaters, etc.

All technical sections must be completed in full, incl. cost, and signed.
c.        3 sets of drawings/plans must accompany the application for review.  If drawn by a NJ licensed architect, 2 of the 3 sets must be sealed.  If drawn by the homeowner, drawings must be so signed. Plans can NOT be drawn by the contractor, per NJ State Law!
2020 Zoning Board of Adjustment Members  
    Term Expiration
Chairman Frederic Goetz 12/31/2020
Vice Chairman Michael Werfel 12/31/2021
Member Said Toro 12/31/2022
Member Dennis Moore 12/31/2021
Member John Callandrillo 12/31/2023
Member Sean Mahoney 12/31/2023
Member Diane Grimaldi 12/31/2020
Alternate 1 Les Hanna 12/31/2023
Alternate 2 Michael LaGratta 12/31/2020
Engineer Paul Azzolina  
Board Attorney Gary Giannantonio Esq.  
Recording Secretary Barbara Coleman  
2019 Zoning Board of Adjustment   
Meeting Dates Agendas Minutes
01/15/19 - RO Canceled  
02/20/19 - RO* Canceled  
03/19/2019 Agenda Minutes
04/16/2019 Agenda Minutes
05/21/2019 Agenda Minutes
06/18/2019 Agenda Minutes
07/16/2019 Canceled  
08/20/2019 Agenda Minutes
09/17/2019 Canceled  
10/15/2019 Agenda Minutes
11/19/2019 Agenda Minutes
12/17/2019 Canceled  
2019 Adopted Zoning Board  Resolutions :  
Resolution Description Adopted
19-109 Member Appointments 1/07/19
19-151 Appt. of Dennis Moore 3/04/19
19-1 Secretary 3/19/19
19-2 Attorney 3/19/19
19-3 Engineer 3/19/19
19-4 Meeting Dates 3/19/19
19-5 DLK Partners 4/16/19
19-6 B & C Realty 6/18/19
19-7 Liberti 6/18/19
19-8 Imbarrrato 6/18/19
19-9 Perez 11/19/19
19-10 SignatureHouses  11/19/19