Board of Zoning Appeals

Board of Zoning Appeals ("BZA")

The Town of Danby has implemented a Zoning Ordinance that includes:

  • Land Use Regulation
  • Dimensional Requirements

When a proposed project does not comply with the Zoning Ordinance, an appeal may be filed with Danby’s Board of Zoning Appeals (the BZA). Appeals may request:

  • A Use Variance—when the intended use of a property does not conform to the uses permitted in a particular zone
  • An Area Variance—when the size or location of a project does not conform to the dimensional requirements specified for the zone

The BZA Appeal form, including instructions and guidance, may also be downloaded.

Join the BZA: Appointees serve the Board for a term of five years. The Board of Zoning Appeals meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month, when an appeal needs to be heard, at 7pm. NOTE: As of September 2021, meetings are currently held via Zoom. See the calendar for the link. Meeting agendas and materials are posted in advance and public participation through written comments is STRONGLY encouraged

If you have questions or would like more information, please call or text the Town Planner at 607-592-0417 or email 

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The Town of Danby sits on the traditional & ancestral land of the Gayogoho:no’ (Cayuga Nation), one of the five nations to first form the Haudenosaunee. Indigenous peoples were largely forced out of Upstate New York by the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition in 1779. The land that would become the Town of Danby was a part of the Watkins and Flint Purchase, a 336,380 acre patent granted by New York State to numerous eastern investors in 1794. 

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