Pursuant to New York State Law, once a town adopts a zoning ordinance, the Town Board must appoint a Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) to hear and decide matters of relief to property owners from the strict application of the zoning ordinance. The BZA is also authorized to decide certain prescribed conditional and special uses which may be listed in various districts. The BZA also acts in an advisory capacity to the Town Board in the application of the zoning ordinance & map. The enforcement officer for all decisions of the BZA is the Building Official. Review of the decisions & determinations of the Board of Zoning Appeals is limited exclusively to the courts.
The BZA Staff assists in coordinating the activities of the Board of Zoning Appeals in processing and reviewing applications concerning land use regulations. The Office conducts required field inspections and environmental assessments, prepares legal notices for publication, schedules public hearings, prepares the Board's notice of decision and maintains a record of their minutes and resolutions as required by law.
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The Board of Zoning Appeals is now accepting applications and supplemental materials via mail or hand delivery. Mailed items must be sent to:
The Town of North Hempstead
Zoning Board of Appeals
210 Plandome Rd.
Manhasset, NY 11030
All applications must be complete as required by §70-227.C of the Town Code, and be provided with the appropriate filing fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to the Town of North Hempstead. Please ensure that the correct phone and email contact information are provided in your application and that all plans are signed and sealed (including the reduced size set).
Applications must include a current Notice of Disapproval. Expired Notices of Disapproval can be updated by contacting the Building Department at Buildings@northhempsteadny.gov
Please also be aware that all BZA hearing dates are tentative and a Notice of Hearing will be sent to you confirming your hearing date.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to our department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by dialing 311 within the Town or 516-869-6311.
WE ARE OPEN FROM 8:30 AM TO 4:00 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
BZA Meeting Live Stream
Leslie Francis, Esq.
Patricia A. Goodsell, Esq.
Daniel D. Donatelli, Esq.
July 14, 2021 - This will be an in-person public meeting. COVID-19 protocols will be enforced.
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