City of Binghamton, New York

Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

The Zoning Board of Appeals for the City of Binghamton is a five-member board comprised of local community members. Three members constitute a quorum. Zoning Board of Appeals meetings are held the FIRST MONDAY of the month, unless otherwise posted. Zoning Board of Appeals meetings are located in the City Council Chambers at 5:15pm, unless otherwise posted.  

In accordance with Chapter 410, Article XIV of the Code of the City of Binghamton, the Zoning Board of Appeals is composed of five members appointed by the Mayor of the City of Binghamton.

J. Kelly Donovan, Chair
Susan Appe, Vice Chair 

Name Date Appointed Term Expires Appointed By
VACANT     Mayor of the City of Binghamton
Ernest Landers, Jr. 7/14/2015 12/31/2019 Mayor of the City of Binghamton
J. Kelly Donovan 12/09/2014 12/31/2019 Mayor of the City of Binghamton
Susan Appe 6/27/2013 12/31/2015 Mayor of the City of Binghamton
Palmer J. Pelella 6/1/2015 12/31/2019 Mayor of the City of Binghamton
 

Zoning Board of Appeals Application Process

To apply to appear before the Zoning Board of Appeals the potential applicant must provide the following:
1.  Completed City of Binghamton Zoning and Planning Application. 
2.  Site plan that includes information required by the Site Plan Checklist (included in above application materials). 
3.  Completed Short Form Environmental Assessment Form (included in application materials).
4.  Application Fee (fee structure is listed in the application materials).

Pre-Development Meeting for Applications to the Zoning Board of Appeals (Required)

Prior to appearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals, applicants must attend a pre-development meeting.  Pre-development meetings are held every Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 to 5:00pm. Applicants must make an appointment to appear at a pre-development meetings. Please call (607) 772-7028 to reserve a time slot. 

Pre-development meetings provide an opportunity for potential applicants to meet with members of the Planning Department, Building Bureau, BEDO, Corporation Counsel, and Engineering Department and discuss the potential project. At the pre-development meetings the staff members with work with the applicant to determine what types of approvals, if any, are necessary for the project to proceed.