Pencil Sketch of Town Hall by Mary Ann Barr 2021

Pencil sketch by Mary Ann Barr 2021

Town of Danby, New York

Town Clerk Hours M-F 11–4 Closed 6/19
Town Hall 607-277-4788
Town Court 607-277-0095
Town Boards and Committees

General Information about the Boards and Committees Serving Danby

The Town Board is the governing, legislative, and policy-making body of the Town. It is also the branch of government that appropriates funds for governmental functions and services and thus controls town finances, the town budget, and salaries.

Members of the Town Board are elected by Danby residents in the town’s biennial local elections. For more details, see the Town Board page.

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,” a.k.a. Zoning Board of Appeals, “ZBA”).

Board of Zoning Appeals

The purpose of CAC is to advise in the development, management, and protection of the Town’s natural resources.

Conservation Advisory Council

The Planning Board receives and acts upon site plan approval requests, special permit requests, and subdivision applications. 

Planning Board 

The Town of Danby appoints one person to serve a one-year term as the Town Historian.

Per Resolution 18 of 1968 wherein the West Danby Water District was created, a five-person committee was also established to provide oversight and guidance to the Town Board regarding Water District matters. Each committee members serves a five-year term.

Appointed Board/Committees/Positions

The Town of Danby welcomes your participation on volunteer Boards and Committees.

As outlined in the Boards and Committees Appointment Policy, service on town boards and committees is one of the principal means by which citizens can participate in the conduct of local government.

Descriptions of each Board/Committee are below. Please complete and submit the application/interest form (a copy of which is at the bottom of this page) if you wish to apply for an open position. 

Please contact the Town Clerk’s office if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Danby.

Appointment Timeline

October 1

  • Appointed individuals whose terms end on 12/31 are notified
  • Board/Committee Chairs are notified regarding those members whose terms expire on 12/31

October 1–October 15

  • Advertisements posted for open positions
  • Vacancies listed on the town website


  • Vacancies announced at each public meeting

December, First Town Board Meeting

December, After First Town Board Meeting

  • Invite Board/Committee applicants to second December Town Board Meeting

December, Second Town Board Meeting

  • Board/Committee Applicant Interviews

January, Town Board Organizational Meeting

  • Town Board votes on appointments
  • Applicants notified in the following days 

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Contact Us:
Danby Town Hall
1830 Danby Road
Ithaca, New York 14850

Phone: 607-277-4788

Town Clerk Hours:
Monday – Friday
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Danby Town Court
1830 Danby Road
Ithaca, New York 14850

Phone: 607-277-0095

Town Court Hours:
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM