What do I need to know about Zoning Board of Appeals Applications?
  1. The applicant shall submit an application for Zoning and Building Permit (must be signed by the owner) to the Building Department. Requirements are listed as follows:
    1. 8 sets of certified, current surveys indicating all existing and proposed structures with proper dimensions, setbacks, and lot area including decks, tool sheds, swimming pools, etc.
    2. Zoning Data Table
    3. Pay the required fee
    4. Meet with the Building Inspector
  2. 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.
  3. 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 contiguous property owners.
  4. Applicants will be shown on the tax map what properties have to be notified and must look up the names and mailing addresses.
  5. The applicant will then be placed on the agenda for the next available meeting. Applications must be submitted at least 15 days before a meeting to get on the calendar.
  6. A decision is usually rendered the night of the meeting unless it is adjourned by the Board.
  7. Upon receipt of the written decision of the Board, a building permit must be obtained from the Building Inspector prior to the start of construction.

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