WELCOME TO THE CORTLANDT ZONING BOARD WEBPAGE

Questions/Comments: CHRISK@TOWNOFCORTLANDT.COM  

Zoning Board of Appeals Members (appointed by the Town Board)

David Douglas, Chairman
Wai Man Chin   
John Mattis
Frank Franco
Eileen Henry
Adrian C. Hunte
Thomas Walsh

The Zoning Board of Appeals members are appointed by the Town Board and assist in the administration of the Town’s Zoning ordinance by reviewing decisions of the Building Inspector (DOTS:  Division of  Code Enforcement) and approving or denying conditional uses and variances. The Board functions in a quasi-judicial capacity and holds public hearings, make findings of fact and conclusions of law based upon applicable state and local zoning laws, and issue written decisions setting forth their findings and conclusions.  

Zoning Board of Appeals Schedule for 2019
All meetings begin at 7:00 unless otherwise noted.
Meeting Dates Work Session Submittal Date
January 16                              January 14  
February 20  February 18 January 22 
March 20  March 18  February 26 
April 17  April 15  March 26 
May 15 May 13  April 23 
June 19  June 17  May 28 
July 17  July 15  June 25 
August 21    August 19   July 23 
September 18 September 16  August 27   
October 16  Tues October 15               September 24 
November 20 November 18 October 22
December 18 December 16 November 26

To view Agendas/Minutes/Videos of the Zoning Board of Appeals please click ZBA Meetings

Denial Letter & Application 

After receiving a denial letter, ZBA application and associated paperwork  from DOTS: Division of Code Enforcement and Administration (Martin Rogers, P.E.,)  applicants are asked to complete the Application form and submit associated information (see information/process sheets below).  Please note ZBA applications can only be obtained from DOTS Code Enforcement Division. 

Submission Meeting  

Applicants are required to attend a submisson meeting with Town staff at which time you will formally submit your application.  The dates of these meetings will be the "submittal date" (see schedule above).  Applicants will be given an assigned meeting time (e.g. 9 AM, 10 AM, 11 AM) prior to the submittal date.  

In addition to the application form, applicants should review the following links:

Application Fee    

Please make checks payable to "Town of Cortlandt"

         DOTS - ZONING FEE SCHEDULE
Type     Fee  
         
Area Variance     $200.00  
Intrepretation     $300.00  
Use Variance     $400.00  
Special Permit     $500.00  

Work Session  

Applicants and or their representatives may attend the ZBA Work Sessions (see meeting schedules above) to initially present the project and answer questions.   

ZBA Meeting and Public Hearing 

Applicants and or their representatives are required to attend the ZBA Meeting to present the project and answer questions.   Once the review process is complete and it has been determined that the application is ready for public hearing, the public hearing will be scheduled.  Legal notice MUST follow the steps outlined below:

  • The Town will:

The Town places the meeting agenda on its website and advertises the public hearing in the Town’s designated newspaper pursuant to New York State Open Meetings Law.

Signs for posting the property are made available to the applicant at the submittal meeting. 

If required, the Town will notify adjacent municipalities as per New York State and Westchester County law.  

  • The Applicant is required to:

Post the subject property with the signs provided by the Town at the submittal meeting. Signs must be posted on site a minimum of twenty (20) days before the meeting.

Provide an Affidavit of Sign Posting to be signed and returned to the Planning Division along with a photograph of the sign posted on the property prior to the Public Hearing date.

Provide an Affidavit of Mailing confirming notification to abutting property owners including those across any street adjoining the proposed project to be mailed no later than 5 days prior to the meeting for subdivisions and 10 days for site plans. Town will provide applicants with public hearing notice to be mailed.

The Town's online WebGIS system allows easy abutter download to Excel. See video link for instructions on how to utilize the Cortlandt WebGIS system for abbuters.  Incomplete notification to area residents may require the ZBA to adjourn or requirement re-advertisement of the public hearing. Provide an affidavit mailing to be signed and returned to the Planning Division prior to the Planning Board Public Hearing date.

Meetings Held at: Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, NY 

Questions/Comments: chrisk@townofcortlandt.com

Mr. Chris Kehoe, AICP, Dep. Director DOTS 
DOTS: Planning Division
1 Heady St
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 
(914) 734-1080