What Do I Need to Know About Zoning Board Applications?

  • Applicant shall submit application for Zoning and Building Permit (must be signed by owner) to the Building Department together with 12 sets of a certified survey indicating all existing and proposed structures with proper dimensions, setbacks and lot area including decks, tool sheds, swimming pools etc. together with required fee.
  • Upon denial of the application by the Building Department the application is forwarded to the Zoning Board Office. Applicants should complete blue Zoning Board of Appeals application forms and make an appointment with the Zoning Administrator.
  • Applicant must submit forms in person and will be responsible for publishing the Public Notice in The Journal News and for the certified mailings to property owners within 100 ft. of the affected property.
  • Applicants will be shown on the tax map what properties have to be notified and must look up the names and mailing addresses.
  • Applicant will then be placed on the agenda for the next available meeting. The deadline for submissions to the Zoning Board is 18 days prior to the meeting date for initial applications and 10 days for all subsequent submissions.
  • A decision is usually rendered the night of the meeting unless it is adjourned by the Board.
  • Upon receipt of the written decision of the Board a Building Permit must be obtained from the Building Inspector prior to start of construction.