08 Dec: Vitale Bill To Exempt Senior Homeowners From Building Permit Fees Approved In Committee

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Joseph F. Vitale which would permit towns to exempt senior homeowners from municipal building permit fees was unanimously approved by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee today.

“Senior homeowners on fixed incomes are among the hardest hit by New Jersey’s high cost of living,” said Senator Vitale, D-Middlesex. “Wherever we can, we need to give our hardest-hit homeowners a little relief. By giving municipalities the option to exempt seniors from home-improvement building permit fees, we are giving them an added tool to encourage older New Jerseyans to stay in their communities, and continue to enrich the neighborhoods they helped build in the Garden State.”