Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets the First and Third Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Building. It consists of a total of nine members (seven regular members and two alternate members).

The Zoning Board deals with the issuance of variances. Variances are based upon the individual municipality's zoning ordinance. The zoning ordinance establishes specific requirements for a given land area within a municipality which regulates not only the uses permitted in that area but the size of the parcels, setbacks required, parking, signs, conditional uses and numerous other such regulations.

An applicant is not simply entitled to a variance. Rather, an applicant must meet specific criteria contained in the Municipal Land Use Ordinance by satisfying certain legal standards of proof, and the burden is upon the applicant to show that he or she is entitled to the specific relief requested. Making an application to a board and paying the required fees does not mean automatic approval. Depending upon the type of variances requested, the applicant will need to prove special reasons, a balancing of the benefits, hardship, the negative criteria, etc.


Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act of the State of New Jersey, the following is a schedule of regular meetings to be held by the Zoning Board of the Township of Pennsauken during the calendar year 2017.  The meetings will be held in the Municipal Building, 5605 N. Crescent Boulevard, Pennsauken, New Jersey. 08110 at 7:00 P.M., unless otherwise advertised, on the following dates:

                   January 11th & 18th           July 5th & 19th     

                   February 1st & 15th           August 2nd & 16th         

                   March 1st & 15th               September 6th & 20th                                            

                   April 5th & 19th                  October 4th & 18th

                   May 3rd & 17th                  November 1st & 13th *                                 

                   June 7th & 21st                 December 6th & 20th

                  *November 13th-Board will meet on a Monday evening.



All scheduled hearings will be heard and any emergency matters arising will also be heard and considered, as well as any matters to be concluded.

Nancy L. Ellis, Secretary
Pennsauken Zoning Board of Adjustment

Zoning Board Agenda

Zoning Board Agenda, 5/3/2017 Zoning Board Agenda, 5/17/2017
Zoning Board Agenda, 6/7/2017 Zoning Board Agenda, 6/21/2017
Zoning Board Agenda, 7/5/2017 Zoning Board Agenda, 7/19/2017
Zoning Board Agenda, 8/2/2017 Zoning Board Agenda, 8/16/2017
Zoning Board Agenda, 9/6/2017 Zoning Board Agenda, 9/20/2017
Zoning Board Agenda, 10/4/2017 Zoning Board Agenda, 10/18/2017
Zoning Board Agenda, 11/1/2017 Zoning Board Agenda, 11/13/2017
Zoning Board Agenda, 12/6/2017 Zoning Board Agenda, 12/20/2017

Zoning Board Minutes

Meeting Minutes, April 5, 2017 Meeting Minutes, April 19,2017
Meeting Minutes, May 3, 2017 Meeting Minutues, May 17, 2017
Meeting Minutes, June 7, 2017 Meeting Minutes, June 21, 2017
Meeting Minutes, July 5, 2017 Meeting Minutes July 19, 2017
Meeting Minutes, August 2, 2017 Meeting Minutes, August 16, 2017
Meeting Minutes September 6, 2017 Meeting Minutes September 20, 2017
Meeting Minutes, October 4, 2017 Meeting Minutes, October 18, 2017
Meeting Minutes, November 1, 2017 Meeting Minutes, November 13, 2017