As of June 28, 2012 both the General Assembly and Senate passed bills (A1338 and S743, respectively) extending the Permit Extension Act through December 31, 2014. The clock will begin to run again on January 1, 2015, and no approvals will extend beyond June 30, 2015 unless the validity of the approval would have extended beyond June 30, 2015 even without the benefit of the Act. With regard to calculating timeframes of an approval, please see the following (assume the life of the approval is for 1 year):
Date of Approval Expiration of Approval
April 1, 2006 March 31, 2015
June 10, 2009 June 30, 2015
December 30, 2014 December 30, 2015
This legislation is on Governor Christie’s desk for signature. Please check back for an update as to its status.
By Andrew S. Kohut, Esq. an Associate practicing in the firm’s Real Estate and Land Use departments.