Zoning

The Comprehensive Plan is a philosophical document that reflects how residents define the quality of life for their community.
The Zoning Codes are the actual law that governs how these goals are achieved.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a quasi judicial body that reviews and votes on applications that do not meet the requirements  of the Town zoning code.

An applicant must first have his proposed action denied by the Zoning Enforcement Officer before he can apply to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a Variance or Interpretation application.

Zoning Regulations – Select Chapter 250
Subdivision Regulations – Select Chapter 206

Zoning Forms and Information:
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ZBA APPLICATIONS SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Area or Use Variance Application – This is a two step process. Applicants need to go before the Planning Board to get a variance recommendation (whether positive, negative or neutral recommendation) before proceeding to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a final determination. Public hearing is held at the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting.

Requirements:

A. Original plus fourteen copies of the following:

  1. Variance Application
  2. Narrative statement of the proposed project
  3. Letter of Authorization duly notarized
  4. Pictures of the proposed site or project
  5. Sketch, plans, or survey showing the proposal

B.    Variance Application Fee plus publication ad fees. (check payable to Town of Clinton)

NOTE:  

  1.  All Fees are due at the time an application is submitted. Application fees are non refundable.

 Administrative Review or Zoning Interpretation Application – The Zoning Board of Appeals shall hear and decide appeals from and review any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Administrator.

Public hearing is held at this meeting.

Requirements:

A. Original plus seven copies of the following:

  1. Administrative Review or Interpretation  Application
  2. Narrative statement
  3. Letter of Authorization duly notarized
  4. Pictures and other relevant pertinent information
  5. Sketch, plans, or survey showing the proposal

B.    Application Fee plus publication ad fees. (check payable to Town of Clinton)

NOTE:  

  1.  All Fees are due at the time an application is submitted. Application fees are non refundable.

Town Fees

Zoning Board of Appeals, Guidelines for Applicants
Zoning Variance and Interpretation Application
authorization form.doc
Zoning Map of Town 

NOTES:  Please be advised that some of the above applications require the printing of other associated forms.  For instance the requirement to have a Driveway Approval form or
Consent To Act On Behalf Of Property Owner Form.

 

Donald Smith, ZEO
Arlene Campbell, Clerk

Office Location:
Masonic Hall Building

Hours:
Monday through Wednesday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Phone: 845 266-5704 x 103 845-266-5704 x 115
Fax: 845 266-5748
Email: ZEO@townofclinton.com

Mailing Address:
1215 Centre Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Other Information:

Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes