Zoning Board of Appeals

Meetings

  • Agenda Meeting at 7:00 pm (Meeting Room)
  • Regular Meeting at 7:30 pm (Meeting Room)
  • 1st Wednesday of every month (unless noted otherwise on Town Calendar)
  • Ballston Town Hall
    323 Charlton Road
    Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a seven-member citizen board appointed by the Town Board to seven-year terms. Two alternate members are also appointed to serve in the event that a regular member is unavailable. All members must be Town of Ballston residents.

Overview

The Zoning Board is an appellate body that reviews requests for waivers from current zoning law, for projects that are referred to them by the Town Zoning Enforcement Official, or if the proposed site plan review, special use permit, or subdivision application does not meet current zoning requirements. They hear requests for zoning law interpretations, appeals for area variances (relating to building setbacks, heights, etc.) and use variances (relating to uses not permitted by current zoning, etc.). The Board must consider the impact to the neighborhood or community as well as the benefit to the applicant. The Zoning Board is supported by a Secretary, Clerk, and Zoning Attorney. Meetings occur on the first Wednesday of the month, with an agenda meeting at 7 pm and a regular meeting at 7:30 pm. The public is welcome to attend both meetings. 

Zoning Board Applications

Zoning Board applications are linked below; paper copies are available in the Building Department at Town Hall:

323 Charlton Road
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
(518) 490-2715

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