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Appeals

Appeals Process

Each appeal received in writing will be date stamped and reviewed by the DCA Sandy Recovery Division’s Office of Compliance and Monitoring for compliance with program policies, requirements, and applicable local, state and federal law. The DCA will provide a written acknowledgement of an applicant’s appeal within thirty (30) days of receipt of the request for an appeal and then DCA will provide a written determination within sixty (60) days of receipt of the request for an appeal. Applicants who are dissatisfied with the DCA’s appeal determination may appeal to the New Jersey Office of the Administrative Law (OAL) within thirty (30) days of receipt of the DCA’s determination. Procedures for an OAL appeal will be provided in the DCA’s written determination.

How to Appeal

LRRP applicants can appeal by writing a letter or by filling out the downloadable Appeals Worksheet. If an applicant chooses to appeal by writing a letter, the letter must include all of the information requested on the Appeals Worksheet. If an applicant uses the Appeals Worksheet, they must fill in their information and the reason for the appeal request, and print and submit a hard copy of the form along with the supporting documentation to the address on the form. LRRP applicants will need to provide any and all verifiable supporting documentation along with their appeal. (The appeal may not be submitted by email, fax, or over the phone; it must be submitted in hard copy.) To reiterate: LRRP applicants cannot appeal via email or phone.

Send the appeal to:

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

Sandy Recovery Division Attention:
Appeals
P.O. Box 823
Trenton, NJ 08625-0823

Upon receipt of the DCA’s appeal determination, the applicant will have thirty (30) days to request review with the OAL. Failure to do so will result in the applicant forfeiting their right to appeal with the OAL.