Under state statutes, when a local legislature adopts zoning regulations it must establish a Zoning Board of Appeals. The essential function of the Zoning Board of Appeals is to grant variances from strict application of the zoning laws in circumstances when they create demonstrable hardships or practical difficulties for property owners. This makes the Zoning Board of Appeals a safety valve, protecting landowners from unfair application of the laws in particular circumstances. The Zoning Board of Appeals also hears appeals from the decisions of the Zoning Enforcement Officer or Building Inspector when interpretations of the zoning law are involved.
|Lisa Cope||Secretary||(845) 832-6111 Ext. 100|