Richard Ingerson, Zoning Enforcement Officer
405 Riverside Drive
Clayton, NY 13624
Phone: 315-686-3512, option 3
Monday – Friday: 7am – 3:30pm
THE 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.
JOINT TOWN/VILLAGE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MEMBERSHIP
James Kenney, Chairman
Chip Garnsey, Alternate
Andrew Wood, Alternate
Susan Kenney, Recording Clerk
THE 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 TOWN/VILLAGE OF CLAYTON PLANNING BOARD MEMBERSHIP
Doug Rogers, Chairman
Frederick Bach, Jr., Vice Chairman
Ed Higgins, Alternate
Susan Kenney, Recording Clerk
ZONING & PLANNING FEES
OTHER RELEVANT LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND PLANS
- Joint Town/Village of Clayton Local Waterfront Revitalization Program
- Chaumont River Corridor WRS Download (full document) *This is a large document & may take several minutes to download
- ZONING MAPS v2017
- Flood Damage Prevention, LL #1 of 1984
- Flood Damage Prevention, Amended LL#1 of 1989
- Subdivision of Land Regulations
- Waterfront Consistency Review Law
- Site Plan Review Application
- Zoning Permit Application
- Zoning Permit Application Checklist
- Subdivision Application
- Area Variance Application
- Special Use Permit Application
- Waterfront Assessment Form-TOWN
- Waterfront Assessment Form – VILLAGE
- SEQR Short Form Part 1
- SEQR Short Form Part 2
- SEQR Long Form Part 1
- SEQR Long Form Part 2
- SEQR Long Form Part 3
JOINT TOWN/VILLAGE OF CLAYTON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Find the current Joint Town/Village Comprehensive Plan here: JOINT TOWN-VILLAGE OF CLAYTON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN v2017 and the maps may be found HERE. The previous version of the plan can be found at this link: Previous Version of Joint Comprehensive Plan v2000
What is the Comprehensive Plan?
The Comprehensive Plan is the community’s vision for its future. The Plan guides future growth in a responsible manner that results in quality development and redevelopment consistent with Clayton’s character. The Town’s Comprehensive Plan includes policies and objectives that when implemented, will help achieve the goals of the Town.
Comprehensive Planning works to provide a perspective beyond current events. It involves researching long-term issues affecting land use plus gathering statistics on population, income and employment to assess trends. Citizen surveys are conducted to gather public input. The research and survey information is then analyzed and forwarded to a citizen advisory committee who drafts the Comprehensive Plan text and maps for review by the Joint Planning Board, Village Board and Town Council, who then adopts the Comprehensive Plan after conducting a public hearing.