Zoning Board of Appeals
The Town regulates all uses of land, heights of buildings, building locations and the density or bulk of buildings through its Zoning Law. The current Zoning Law, which has been periodically amended to date, can be accessed by the link on this page. The Town’s Zoning Map can also be found by a link on this page. The map should be used for general reference only.
Joint Zoning Board of Appeals The Town of Clayton’s Zoning Board of Appeals hears requests for area variances, use variances, temporary permits, special use permits and interpretations of the Zoning Law. The Zoning Board is comprised of 7 appointed residents of the Town which have the authority to vary the strict application of the Zoning Law, consistent with the requirements of the New York State Town Law.
The Zoning Board of Appeals meets at the Town Board Room, in the basement of the Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, on the third Monday of every month at 7pm.
Prior to submitting an appeal, applicants are encouraged to read the Guideline for Zoning Board Applicants produced by the NYS Department of State which will provide a detailed explanation of the Zoning Board of Appeals Process and provide an applicant with a basic understanding of this legal zoning process. The guidelines may be found by the link on this page.
Richard Ingerson, Zoning Enforcement Officer
405 Riverside Drive Clayton, NY 13624
P: 315-686-3512, option 3
|Zoning Board Clerk
|Joint Zoning Board of Appeals Members
Joint Planning Board
The Town Planning Board is a five member citizen advisory body to the Town Board. The Planning Board’s duties include advising the Town Board as to planning issues and approval power for Site Plan Review, Special Use Permits and Land Subdivisions. Items considered by the Planning Board are initiated by filing an Application with the Zoning Officer. The Planning Board meets at the Town Board Room, in the basement of the Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, on the first Thursday of every month at 7pm.
|Joint Planning Board Members
|Planning Board Clerk
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Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) Download:
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Chaumont River Corridor Waterfront Revitalization Strategy Download:
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