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: 04/14/2022 at 5:00pm


Please take notice that a regular meeting of the Bergen County Construction Board of Appeals shall be convened on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 5:00 pm, at One Bergen County Plaza, County Commissioner’s Public Meeting Room, 5th Floor, Hackensack, New Jersey. The agenda shall be the hearing and/or adjudicating of the following appeals, as well as any other business before the Board:

  1. Appeal by Nestor Guzman, Jr., Esq., regarding 48 Hackensack Avenue, Ridgefield Park, NJ
  2. Appeal by Sabbage Bashar, regarding 670 Shawnee Drive, Franklin Lakes, NJ
  3. Appeal by Shannon Garrahan, Esq.; regarding 90 W. Demarest Avenue, Englewood, NJ
  4. Appeal by Behrooz Ghahyazi, regarding 76 Hillcrest Drive, Upper Saddle River, NJ
  5. Appeal by Mark Skolnick, Esq., regarding 589 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland, NJ 


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