On June 30, 2016, Governor Christie signed into law a one-year extension of the Permit Extension Act ("PEA") in the nine counties most impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The extension only applies to approvals in Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union Counties. The law will allow the municipal, county, and state permits that were previously extended by the PEA to remain valid in those nine counties for an additional year.
This extension does not apply to the other twelve counties. In those counties, approvals subject to the PEA expired no later than June 30, 2016. Applicants in those counties can still seek extensions of municipal Planning Board and Board of Adjustment approvals pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Land Use Law.
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