Planning Board

(315) 524-7170 x302
(315) 524-4903


Ontario Town Hall
1850 Ridge Road
Ontario, NY 14519

The Planning Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

ChairmanStephen Leaty

MembersJason Coleman
Dorothy Constable
Gerald Smith
Michelle Wright
SecretaryJeremy Ladd

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.


To file an application:Planning Board Submission Requirements:
Highly recommend scheduling a pre-submission conferences before submittal of application. Please call  Building Clerk, 315-524-7170 ext 302 to schedule a conference.

3 Paper Copies are needed of the following:
  • Subdivision/Site Plan application
  • 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)
  • Elevation drawings
  • All checklists required for Planning Board review to be completed and provided with application
One (1) full electronic version of your application emailed to

Incomplete submittals shall be course for rejection

What is required after approvals have been granted?

After a resolution has been made by the Planning Board, a full set of mylars/maps must be submitted to the Building Department. With signature lines to include Town Engineer, Water Utilities Superintendent, Highway Superintendent and a 3L X 4W box for a stamp for the Planning Board Chairman.
  • It is the responsibility of the engineer to submit the mylars to the County.
  • The Building Department calls when all signatures have been obtained and mylars are ready for pickup.
  • The Building Department must receive two (2) paper copies, stamped received with a file number from the County before any building permits can be issued.
  • Any work completed before all Final approvals are granted will be at the developers own risk.
Plan Requirements

Article V, taken from the Land Development Regulations

Application Forms
SEQR Forms

Other Applications


2021 Application Deadline and Meeting DatesPlanning Board - Second Tuesday of the Month Public Hearing at 7:00 PM

Meeting Minutes

Filing Deadline Meeting Date
December 1 January 11
January 5 February 8
February 2 March 8
March 2 April 12
April 6 May 10
May 4 June 14
June 1 July 12
July 6 August 9
August 3 September 13
September 7 October 12** (Weds.)
October 5 November 8
November 2 December 13
December 7 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.**

Application FeesApplication 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 FeesSingle 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