Zoning Board of Appeals
Board Chair and Secretary:
The ZBA will meet quarterly (March, June, September, and December) on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00PM in the Lorraine municipal Building.
The Zoning Board of Appeals hears requests for area variances, use variances, temporary permits, special use permits and interpretations of the Development Law. The Zoning Board is comprised of 3 appointed residents of the Town which have the authority to vary the strict application of the Development Law, consistent with the requirements of the New York State Town Law.
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
Forms can be downloaded below or pick-up in hard copy at the municipal building.