Each of New Jersey’s towns, cities and boroughs maintain a set of regulations for commercial and residential properties. The regulations dictate the allowable size, shape and uses for any property located within their borders.  Any proposed deviation from a municipality’s land use regulations will require a variance.  For example, if a certain part of a municipality is zoned for residential one-family housing, for a developer to build a two-family home in that zone, the developer would need to obtain a variance from the zoning board of adjustment.

Obtaining a variance is a matter of making an application to a zoning board and establishing why granting the variance would benefit the community.  Our attorneys work with clients to prepare, submit, and argue variance applications for residential and commercial clients.

Our land use and real estate attorneys also represent applications before planning boards throughout Bergen County.  Planning Boards typically review and approve site plan and subdivision applications.  Site plan approval is often required to build commercial and multi-family housing in New Jersey.

The land use attorneys at Meyerson, Fox & Conte, P.A. have represented thousands of homeowners, business owners and commercial developers in zoning and planning board applications throughout Bergen County.

If you are preparing for a zoning or planning board application, contact one of our land use attorneys for more information about how we can help you achieve your objective.