Zoning Board of Appeals and Code Enforcement

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) interprets the Town Zoning Code and evaluates the benefit an applicant would realize if they were to be granted a variance against any impacts that the town might realize as a result of the variance. The ZBA can grant use variances to allow the use of land for a purpose that is otherwise not allowed or is prohibited by zoning regulations. The ZBA can also grant area variances to reduce the required setback distances if an applicant can demonstrate suitable hardship.

Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the third Thursday of the month when there is business to which the board needs to attend. Residents may request a board meeting if they have specific concerns they would like addressed.

Procedure to Petition Board

To petition the board, call (607) 869-9326 to schedule a meeting or no later than one week prior to the scheduled meeting.

Zoning Board of Appeals Members

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Documents

Zoning Enforcement Officer

The Zoning Enforcement Officer performs inspections, assists in the enforcement of code and zoning regulations, and participates in planning and site plan review processes. They are responsible for approving building, plumbing, land use, signage permits; conducting land use, building inspections; enforcing municipal ordinances; maintaining liaison with appropriate state and local agencies; and maintaining office records and reports. They also provide administrative support to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals.

Current Town of Romulus Zoning Code