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

Eileen Henry

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 2020

All meetings begin at 7:00 unless otherwise noted.
Meeting Dates Work Session Submittal Date
January 15                            January 13  
February 19 Tues. February 18 January 22
March 18 March 16 February 19
April 15  April 13 March 18
May 20 May 18 April 22
June 17  June 15 May 20
July 15  July 13 June 17 
August 19    August 17 July 22
September 23 September 21             August 26
October 21  October 19           September 23        
November 18 November 16 October 21
December 16 December 14 November 18

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"

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