Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic the Zoning Board process as described below has been modified. Please contact Town Planner Chris Kehoe at 914-734-1081 for further information.

Questions/Comments: CHRISK@TOWNOFCORTLANDT.COM  

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

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

David Douglas, Chairman

Wai Man Chin   

Frank Franco

Benito Martinez

Adrian C. Hunte

Cristin Jacoby

Thomas Walsh

Chris Beloff, Alternate


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 2021:

All meetings begin at 7:00 unless otherwise noted.
Regular Meetings Work Sessions Application Deadline
1/20/21 1/19/21 12/17/20
2/17/21 2/16/21 1/21/21
3/17/21 3/15/21 2/18/21
4/21/21 4/19/21 3/25/21
5/19/21 5/17/21 4/21/21
6/16/21 6/14/21 5/20/21
7/21/21 7/19/21 6/24/21
8/18/21 8/16/21 7/22/21
9/22/21 9/20/21 8/12/21
10/21/21 10/18/21 9/23/21
11/17/21 11/15/21 10/21/21
12/15/21 12/13/21 11/18/21

Denial Letter & Application To view Agendas/Minutes/Videos of the Zoning Board of Appeals please click ZBA MEETINGS.

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. 

Notify adjacent property owners via mail regarding the application.

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.

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