Planning & Zoning

Zoning Board Of Appeals

Zoning Enforcement Officer

Brian Smith

Chairman

William Bridson

Members

John Bouchard Robert Graham Dom Paz Everett Taylor

Secretary

Beth Hart E-mail: buildingclerk@ontariotown.org

Telephone

(315) 524-7170 x302

Fax

(315) 524-4903

Address

Ontario Town Hall
1850 Ridge Road
Ontario, NY 14519

Meetings

Zoning Board Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at 7PM, Town Hall

Zoning Map

The Zoning Board of Appeals reviews applications for use and area variances, as well as special permits to use an existing building.  Any questions regarding guidelines for variances or special permit uses should be directed to the Building Department.

A zoning map is available at the Building Department in the Town Hall Office, 1850 Ridge Road, Ontario, NY.  Zoning Regulations can be found online, or are available for the public to purchase at a cost of $10.00.  Lot size and setback requirements are listed below.  If you are not sure if a variance is required for your project, please contact the Building Department.

Lot Size, Structure Size and Setback Requirements

Applicants must fill out appropriate forms pertaining to their project.  Forms listed below may be downloaded.  A complete package must be received by the deadline date below to be included on the agenda.  We advise that the entire building permit application be submitted at the same time as the Zoning Board application.  This allows the permit to be generated much quicker, following an approval from the board.

To file an application

  • Seven (7) paper copies are needed of the following
    • Application of Variance/Special Permit (original being notarized)
    • SEQR for ONLY Use Variance and Special Permit applications
    • Survey map with location of project (including distances from lot lines and existing structures)
    • Information/spec sheet on the project
    • Any letters received from neighbors
  • Checks must be made payable to the Town of Ontario (please call for fees)
  • Building Permit paperwork needed:
    • Building Permit application
    • Survey map with location of project (including distances from lot lines and existing structures)
    • Detailed information/spec sheet on the project
    • Workers Compensation certificate (no Acord from will be accepted)

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Applications

Area Variance Application

Use Variance Application

Interpretation Application

Special Permit Application

 

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2018 Application Deadline and Meeting Dates

Zoning Board of Appeals - First Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 PM

Meeting Minutes

Filing Deadline Meeting Date
Dec. 14 Jan. 3
Jan. 17 Feb. 7
Feb. 14 Mar. 7
Mar. 14 Apr. 4
Apr. 11 May 2
May 16 June 6
June 13 July 11
July 11 Aug. 1
Aug. 15 Sept. 5
Sept. 12 Oct. 3
Oct. 17 Nov. 7
Nov. 14 Dec. 5
Dec. 12 TBD

** The cut off to submit applications is 12:00 PM**

Application Fees

  • Residential
    • $25.00
  • Commercial and Industrial
    • $100.00
  • Public Posting Fee
    • $25.00 (to all applications)

Special Permit 

  • Residential
    • $50.00
  • Commercial and Industrial
    • $100.00

Other fees may apply. See Town Fee Schedule.

Home Occupation

  • The Town of Ontario encourages home business operations and occupations.  Certain guidelines and criteria must be met to be classified as a home occupation.  Please contact our office for more detailed information.

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Planning Board

Chairman

Stephen Leaty

Members

Jason Coleman

Gerald Smith

Michelle Wright

Tab Orbaker

Secretary

Beth Hart

E-Mail: buildingclerk@ontariotown.org

Telephone

(315) 524-7170 x302

Fax

(315) 524-4903

Address

Ontario Town Hall
1850 Ridge Road
Ontario, NY 14519

Meetings

Planning Board Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 7PM, Town Hall

The Town of Ontario has adopted new Land Development Regulations and Public Works Requirements as of October, 2008.  Copies are available in the Building Department at a cost of $15.00.  The Planning Board reviews applications for subdivisions, site plans and special permits for new construction.  Questions relative to the above may be directed to the Building Department.

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How to File an Application for Subdivision, Site Plan or Special Permit

Applicants must fill out appropriate forms pertaining to their project.  Forms listed below may be downloaded.  All projects need an Agricultural Data Statement and a State Environmental Assessment Form.  Depending on the classification of your project, either Unlisted, Type I or Type II under 6 NYCRR Part 617 of the Environmental Conservation Law, a short or full environmental form will be required.  A complete package must be received by the deadline date below to be included on the agenda.

To file an application:

  • Four copies are needed of the following:
    • Subdivision/ Site Plan application
    • Agricultural Data Statement
    • Engineered drawings (stamped and signed) of project, including all applicable (traffic flow, shrubbery, refuse storage, lighting, parking)
    • SEQRA (short or long form depending on the project)
  • One (1) full electronic version of your application on a flash drive must be submitted
  • Appropriate fee for an application to be considered complete and placed on Planning Board Agenda.

Minor subdivisions require sketch and final approval.  Major subdivisions require sketch, preliminary and final approval.

A complete package must be received by the deadline date below to be included on the agenda.  Checks must be made payable to the Town of Ontario (please call for fees).

Plan Requirements 

Article V, taken from the Land Development Regulations

Application Forms

Subdivision Application 

Site Plan Application 

Special Permit Application 

Agricultural Data Statement 

SEQR Forms

Short Environmental Assessment Form

Full Environmental Assessment Form (Part 1 only)

Other Applications

Administrative Subdivision

 

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2018 Application Deadline and Meeting Dates

Planning Board

  • Second Tuesday of the Month Public Hearing at 7:00 PM

Meeting Minutes

Filing Deadline Meeting Date
Dec. 14 Jan. 9
Jan. 17 Feb. 13
Feb. 14 Mar. 13
Mar. 14 Apr. 10
Apr. 11 May 8
May 16 June 12
June 13 July 10
July 11 Aug. 14
Aug. 15 Sept. 11
Sept. 12 Oct. 9
Oct. 17 Nov. 13
Nov. 14 Dec. 11
Dec. 12 TBD

 ** The cut off to submit applications is 12:00 PM** 

**During the months of June, July and August a second planning board meeting may be held at the discretion of the planning board.**

Planning Board Submission Requirements

Application Fees

 Application Fees and Engineering Review Fees must be paid to be placed on the Planning Board Agenda

Application Fees

  • Minor Subdivision (four lots or less)
    • $100.00
  • Major Subdivision (more than four lots)
    • $150.00
  • Special Permit (residential)
    • $75.00
  • Special Permit (commercial/industrial)
    • $150.00
  • Re-approve final plans; no changes
    • $50.00
  • Re-approve final plans with changes (per hour fee for engineering review)
    • $100.00
  • Public Posting Fee (sketch, preliminary & final plans)
    • $25.00

Residential Engineering Review Fees

  • Single Lot Subdivision/site plan
    • $400.00 per lot plus above application fee
  • Two Lot Subdivision/site plan
    • $500.00 base fee with above application fee
  • 3 - 10 Lot Subdivision/site plan
    • $600.00 base fee plus $140.00/lot over 3 lots and application fee
  • More than 10 Lot Subdivision/site plan
    • $1,700.00 plus $50.00/lot over 10 lots

Commercial & Industrial Engineering Review Fees 

  • Review of concept plan
    • Actual cost - minimum fee of $100.00 plus application fee
    • (Subdivision, site plan, sketch, preliminary, and final)
  • Single Parcel
    • $1,200.00 (Minimum Fee) plus application fee, plus
    • $.07 per square foot of building size
  • Two Parcels
    • $1,400.00 (Minimum Fee) plus application fee
  • 3 - 10 Parcels
    • $1,600.00 plus $150.00/parcel over 3 plus application fee
  • Over 10 Parcels
    • $2,000.00 plus $70.00/parcel over 10 plus application fee

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