Division of Administration of Board of Appeals

This division provides administrative services for the Town’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). It is headed by the Secretary to the Zoning Board of Appeals, a full-time Town employee, who oversees a full-time staff that performs administrative functions for the ZBA.

The ZBA is an autonomous, quasi-judicial body that issues variances and exemptions from the Town zoning ordinances where strict conformity would result in unnecessary hardship and conducts public hearings on such requests. It comprises a chairman, vice chairman and five members, all of whom are members of the community appointed by the Town Board for five-year terms. Meetings are generally held twice a month. For a schedule of meetings, see below.

When an applicant files an application, it is processed by the office staff and scheduled for a public hearing. The applicant must send a notice to surrounding property owners. At the time of the hearing, the applicant is expected to present his case to the Board based on certain criteria explained by office staff at the time of filing. The applicant must also be prepared to answer any questions the Board may have and are given the chance to rebut any testimony from objecting neighbors.

Once a decision is rendered, a formal decision letter is sent to the applicant. If it is an approval, the applicant may then proceed to the Building Division to obtain a permit. If it is a denial, the applicant has the right to appeal in a higher court by filing an Article 78 within 30 days from the date the decision is filed with the Town Clerk’s office.

Board of Appeals Rules of Procedure

Board of Appeals Rules of Procedure Parent/Child

Board of Appeals Application

Prior Application Affidavit

Disclosure Affidavit

Residential Zoning Analysis Submission Sheet

2019 Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Dates

Meetings of the Town of Oyster Bay Zoning Board of Appeals (Z.B.A.) are conducted in the Town Board Hearing Room, Town Hall North, 54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, New York.  All meetings start at 7 pm unless otherwise noted.

January 10
January 24
February 7
February 28
March 14
March 28
April 11
April 25
May 9
May 23
June 6
June 20
July 11
July 25
August 8
August 22
September 5
September 19
October 3
October 17
November 7
November 21
December 5
December 19