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


2020 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 16
January 30
February 13
February 27
March 12
March 26CANCELLED (this meeting will be rescheduled and new hearing notices will be sent to the required surrounding properties indicating the new date)
April 16 – CANCELLED (this meeting will be rescheduled and new hearing notices will be sent to the required surrounding properties indicating the new date)
April 30 – CANCELLED (this meeting will be rescheduled and new hearing notices will be sent to the required surrounding properties indicating the new date)
May 14 – CANCELLED (this meeting will be rescheduled and new hearing notices will be sent to the required surrounding properties indicating the new date)
May 28 – CANCELLED (this meeting will be rescheduled and new hearing notices will be sent to the required surrounding properties indicating the new date)
June 4 (CLICK HERE for live stream of the meeting)
June 11 (CLICK HERE for live stream of the meeting)

June 18 (CLICK HERE for live stream of the meeting)

June 25 (CLICK HERE for live stream of the meeting)

July 9 (CLICK HERE for live stream of meeting)
July 23 (CLICK HERE for live stream of the meeting)
August 6 (CLICK HERE for livestream of the meeting)
August 20 (CLICK HERE for livestream of the meeting)
September 3 (CLICK HERE for livestream of meeting)
September 16 (WEDNESDAY)
October 1
October 15
November 5
November 19
December 3
December 17