About The Construction Board of Appeals

A person who is aggrieved by any ruling, action, notice, order or decision of a local enforcing agency that enforces either the State Uniform Construction Code or the Uniform Fire Code, including, without limitation, any refusal to grant an application or any failure or refusal to act upon an application, but not including any order requiring the taking of emergency measures pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.32(b), may file an application for a hearing with the secretary of the construction board of appeals having jurisdiction. (5:23A-2.1(a))

Any such application shall be filed by the 15th day after receipt by the person of written notice of the ruling, action, order or notice complained of, or, in the case of inaction by a local enforcing agency, by the 15th day after the expiration of the period allowed for action by the local enforcing agency. (5:23A-2.1(a)1)

In cases arising under P.L. 1995, c54, an applicant for approval who is aggrieved by any charge to an escrow account or a deposit by any municipal professional or consultant, or the cost of the installation of improvements estimated by the municipal engineer, may file an appeal with the county construction board of appeals. (5:23A-2.1.1(b)

Any such appeal shall be filed with 45 days from receipt of the informational copy of the professional's brochure or the notice from the municipal engineer, as the case may be; provided, however, that if the professional has not supplied an applicant with an informational copy of the voucher, any appeal shall be filed with 60 days of receipt of the municipal statement of activity against the deposit or escrow account. (5:23A-2.1.1(b)1)

An applicant may file an appeal regarding an ongoing series of charges by a professional during a period not exceeding six months to demonstrate that they represent a pattern of excessive or inaccurate charges; such charges need not be appealed individually. (5:23A-2.1(b)2)

Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 5 p.m., on the Fifth Floor, Freeholder's Public Meeting Room, One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, New Jersey.

Construction Board of Appeal Contact Number (201) 336-6453. 


  • Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 5pm.
  • The Construction Board of Appeals holds it's meetings at One Bergen County Plaza on the fifth floor, Freeholder's Public Meeting Room.


Next Meeting: 08/19/2021 at 5:00pm


Please take notice that a special meeting of the Bergen County Construction Board of Appeals shall be convened on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at 5:00pm,  at 1 Bergen County Plaza, County Commissioners’ Public Meeting Room, 5th floor.

The agenda shall be the hearing of the following appeals, as well as any other business before the Board:

1.    Appeal by R&H Hackensack Urban Renewal LLC regarding 1 Park Avenue (Block 308.01, Lot 3), Hackensack, N.J.

2.  Appeal by Magdi Mosaid regarding350 East Harriet Ave. (Block 737, Lot 11), Palisades Park, N.J.

The public may attend.  Formal action regarding the foregoing appeals may be taken at such special meeting. 

This meeting may be held remotely.  Public access is available and the link may be obtained by telephoning the Board counsel (201-336-6956) or the Board secretary (201-336-6452) the day of the meeting.


Minutes are available following approval. 
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  • Gary Montroy, Chairman
  • Chris Cunningham
  • Giuseppe Lamastra
  • Jeffrey Levine
  • Gregory Yfantis
  • Dennis Vaccaro (Special Member)
  • Board Counsel: Frank Kapusinski, Esq.
  • Board Secretary: Linda Jones