Late last week, Governor Murphy signed into law S-3212 (P.L. 2019, c.225). This permissive legislation allows a municipality to establish a temporary, supplemental zoning board of adjustments to address any backlog or influx of appeals and applications that the municipality’s permanent zoning board of adjustment may be experiencing.
Under the new law, any municipality that determines a need for a supplemental zoning board must adopt an ordinance to establish one. However, municipalities that participate in a regional zoning board, or who have a joint zoning/planning board may not establish a supplemental zoning board.
Contact: Frank Marshall, Esq., League Staff Attorney, email@example.com, 609-695-3481 x137.