40:55D-10.4. Default approval
An applicant shall comply with the provisions of this section whenever the applicant wishes to claim approval of his application for development by reason of the failure of the municipal agency to grant or deny approval within the time period provided in the "Municipal Land Use Law," P.L. 1975, c. 291 (C. 40:55D-1 et seq.) or any supplement thereto.
a. The applicant shall provide notice of the default approval to the municipal agency and to all those entitled to notice by personal service or certified mail of the hearing on the application for development; but for purposes of determining who is entitled to notice, the hearing on the application for development shall be deemed to have required public notice pursuant to subsection a. of section 7.1 of P.L. 1975, c. 291 (C. 40:55D-12).
b. The applicant shall arrange publication of a notice of the default approval in the official newspaper of the municipality, if there be one, or in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality.
c. The applicant shall file an affidavit of proof of service and publication with the administrative officer, who in the case of a minor subdivision or final approval of a major subdivision, shall be the officer who issues certificates pursuant to section 35, subsection b. of section 38 or subsection c. of section 63 of P.L. 1975, c. 291 (C. 40:55D-47; C. 40:55D-50; C. 40:55D-76), as the case may be.
L. 1985, c. 516, s. 5.
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