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Zoning Board Minutes

ZBA Information

 Secretary: Emily Cole


Zoning Board Of Appeals

Chairperson: Jane Smith

The ZBA meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm




The Zoning Board of Appeals has the power to hear and decide appeals from decisions of the Code Enforcement Officer and the Planning Board. An appeal can be a request for an area variance, a use variance, or an interpretation of Town Code. An area variance allows deviation from dimensional specifications, a use variance allows relief from use restrictions, and an interpretation can reverse, affirm, or modify decisions. 

The ZBA meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm, as necessary.
agenda for the meeting will close three weeks before the meeting at 12 Noon. 

Zoning Board of Appeals Members:

  • Jane Smith (Chair) (12/2024)
  • Dennis Dunning (12/2028)
  • John Hughes (12/2026)
  • Michael McPartland (12/2025)​
  • Ilana Nilsen (12/2027)

Zoning-Related Forms can be found by clicking the links below.


Please Note:  Before requesting any action from the ZBA or submitting any forms and material, you should read the document ZBA General Information & Guidelines. It describes: 1) the kinds of relief that may be requested from the ZBA, 2) the powers and duties of the ZBA and its procedures, including the deadline for filing an application, 3) meetings of the ZBA, and 4) criteria the ZBA must follow for granting a variance. Failure to read this document may cause your application for an interpretation or a variance to be rejected by the ZBA. 

 Special attention should be paid to the Requirements for ZBA Applications; it provides a list of documents that must be submitted with every application for relief to the ZBA.  

An applicant may seek an interpretation or a variance from the ZBA only after the applicant has received either notice of a formal decision or action by the Code Enforcement Officer, or a referral from the Planning Board of the Town of Union Vale. Before preparing any application, the applicant should contact the Code Enforcement Officer at 724-5953 to determine the correct classification and forms needed to appear before the Zoning Board of Appeals. General information can be found in the Town Code. 

No application will be accepted by the Zoning Office unless all of the materials set forth in the Requirements for ZBA Applications form are included with the application. Application fees are due at the time the application is submitted.

Zoning Board of Appeals Fees:

Area Variance$250.00*
Use Variance $500.00*
Interpretation $250.00*

Additional Variances (same project, same premises) $125.00* each

*In addition, there are mandatory escrow fees, and reimbursable costs payable to the Town of Union Vale including costs of legal notices, postage and other ministerial expenses.

Click here to review the Municipal Code Book.  

If you have any questions after reading the ZBA General Information & Guidelines document, you can call (845) 724-5600 and ask to speak with the ZBA secretary. The Zoning Office is open Monday- Thursday 8:30- 4PM  E:Mail




Agenda & Public Notice

ZBA Forms

 April 2020 through Dec 2020 ZBA meetings were cancelled due to COVID

Environmental Assessment Forms