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Permit Extension Act Alert!

July 6, 2016

New Jersey's Permit Extension Act, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-136.1 et seq., was signed into law in 2008 to extend certain state, county, and local government land use "Approvals" in an effort to provide developers, property owners, and the real estate sector with relief in recognition of the economic downturn. The Act extended many prior Approvals through December 31, 2016 and, if the particular Approval had at least six months left prior to expiring when extended, the Approval would have likely been extended to June 30, 2016. On the eve of its own expiration, on June 30, 2016 the Permit Extension Act itself was extended for counties identified as having been impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The legislature adopted and Governor Christie signed into law A3617/S2390 which further extended to December 31, 2016 with a further potential tolling to June 30, 2017 certain Approvals which may have otherwise expired in Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union Counties.

If you have an Approval which you thought was about to lapse or have any questions concerning the latest Permit Extension Act legislation, please call Andy Del Vecchio at 201-799-2149.