• You May Be Entitled To A Refund From Your Utility Company If You Were Required To Pay For An Extension Of Utility Lines To Your Property
  • August 2, 2012 | Author: Donna M. Jennings
  • Law Firm: Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A. - Woodbridge Office
  • Good news for those parties who were forced to pay a utility to extend utility service to homes located in an area not designated for smart growth. You may be entitled to a refund. On June 22, 2012, the Appellate Division reversed the Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU or the Board) Final Decision to confine the benefit of the Court’s original decision in In re Centex Homes, LLC, 411 N.J. Super. 244 (App. Div. 2009) to only eighteen developers and homeowners who had not yet completed the utility extension process or who had applied for the exemption from the 2005 Main Extension Rules. In doing so the BPU denied hundreds of other developers and homeowners the benefits of the original Centex decision - having the utility bear the cost of the extension of utility service to homeowners.