On January 18, 2010, now former Governor Jon Corzine signed A-4347 – legislation that lengthens the protection of the Permit Extension Act of 2008, for an additional 2.5 years. By way of background, the Permit Extension Act automatically suspended the expiration of many, but not all, state, county and local permits and approvals, for an “extension period” intially lasting from January 1, 2007 through July 1, 2010.

With A-4347 signed into law, that “extension period” will now last until December 31, 2012, after which the running of the approval periods will resume for up to 6 months – that is, until June 30, 2013. Furthermore, bear in mind that approvals covered by the Permit Extension Act remain eligible for additional extensions under other authorities (for example, the Municipal Land Use Law)  

For a copy of A-4347 please click here.