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Zoning Board of Adjustment

About the Zoning Board

The primary responsibility of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, sometimes called the Zoning Board, is to hear and vote on requests for variances or exceptions to our zoning ordinance (Chapter XXV).   Additionally,  the Zoning Board may review some site plan applications for approval or denial.   Other powers of the Board include hearing and deciding on appeal applications of decisions made by an administrative officer, such as the Zoning Officer or Planner; and to interpret the zoning map or zoning ordinance.

The Zoning Board is a quasi-judicial body. It functions similar to, but not as strictly as a court of law, and makes binding legal decisions. The Municipal Land Use Law ("MLUL"), 40:55D; sets forth the statutory law guiding the Zoning Board.

Zoning Board of Adjustment

Rose DeSena
Zoning Board Secretary

Contact Us

66 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052 

Phone: (973) 325-4108
Fax: (973) 325-6359

Office Hours

Monday- Friday
8:30-4:30 pm