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Zoning Board of Appeals

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

Address

Ontario Town Hall
1850 Ridge Road
Ontario, NY 14519

Meetings
Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 7PM.
PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the implementation of COVID-19 restrictions the Zoning Board of Appeals will be meeting in the Adult Activity Center at Casey Park, 6551 Knickerbocker Road

Zoning Enforcement OfficerBrian Smith
ChairmanJason Ruffell
MembersJohn Bouchard 
Dom Paz
Everett Taylor
Kim Tennity
Secretary
Beth Hart E-mail: buildingclerk@ontariotown.org

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 application7 Paper Copies are needed of the following:
  • Variance and / or Special Permit Application
  • SEQR for Special Permit and Use Variance Application
  • Survey map with location of project (including distances from lot lines and existing structures)
  • Information/ spec sheet on the project
  • Elevation drawings (if needed)
  • Any letters received from neighbors
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.

  • Please include one full set of the following (Building permit):
  • Workers Compensation certificate (no Accord forms can be accepted
  • Building permit application
  • Survey map with location of project (including distances from lot lines and existing structures)
  • Detailed information / spec sheet on the project

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2020 Application Deadline and Meeting
Dates
Zoning Board of Appeals - First Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 PM

Meeting Minutes
Filing Deadline Meeting Date
December 11 January 8
January 8 February 5
February 5 March 4
March 4 April 1
April 1 May 6
May 6 June 3
June 3 July 1
July 1 August 5
August 5 September 2
September 2 October 7
October 7 November 4
November 4 December 2
December 2 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 OccupationThe 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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