1. The Zoning Board of Appeals application packet must be filled out and returned to the South Nyack
Building Department at least 30 days prior to the meeting date. Ten (10) copies of the complete
application, including plans, must be submitted.
Each application for a variance or interpretation shall include:
a) As required by law, a certified survey, site plan and related building plans, including a bulk
requirements table (sample attached), shall be submitted. Any proposed additions or changes must be
drawn to scale with dimensions clearly noted, in accordance with the methods of measurement required
by the zoning law.
b) Completed appeal application form, together with the denial, decision or order of the Building
Inspector from which relief is sought.
c) Listing of the specific section(s) of the law involved, with an attached narrative summary that:
i) describes the circumstances and difficulties requiring the application for a variance including a
narrative description of the proposed construction or development details;
ii) explains how the proposed plan meets each of the variance criteria listed on the back of the
application form, and explains how the benefits to the applicant from granting the variance may outweigh
the benefits to the community from denying it.
iii) presents the interpretation of law that is claimed, including any relevant case law.
d) Details or evidence that will help the Board judge your case – statements of neighboring property
owners, map of area, etc. However, any petition with a list of names supporting a position in the case
must be presented to the Deputy Village Clerk two working days prior to the hearing.
e) Environmental Assessment form – either short or long form as required by the Board.
f) Affidavit Pursuant To Section 809 certifying ownership or authorization to represent the owner.
2. The Notice of Hearing will be published in the official newspaper of the Village by the Clerk. The cost
of publication shall be paid by the applicant. In addition, a Zoning Board meeting fee of $350.00 must be
received by the Clerk prior to the meeting date.
3. Upon receipt of your application, you will receive instructions and a Notice of Hearing that you must
send to adjoining neighbors and owners of properties within 200 feet of the property in question and post
on your property. You must mail and post these notices no later than 10 days prior to the hearing and
mail via CERTIFICATE OF MAILING. Proof of a complete and timely mailing (postal receipts) shall be
filed with the Clerk prior to the hearing. In addition the property must be posted. STICKS ARE
AVAILABLE AT THE VILLAGE HALL.
Please note: The South Nyack Zoning Law defining the requirements and procedures governing this
application is available at the Village Hall, on our web site www.southnyack.ny.gov