The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is a volunteer Board consisting of seven Town of Ogden residents who are appointed by the Town Board.

The ZBA has approval authority over requests for variances from the requirements of the Town Zoning Ordinance such as front, rear, and/or side setbacks, accessory structure square footage, decks in the front or side yards, height and location of fences, sign variances for commercial property’s, etc. The ZBA is also responsible for the approval or denial of Use Variance requests and they hear other appeals on code interpretations.

The Board normally meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:00PM in the Main Meeting Room of the Town Hall located at 269 Ogden Center Road. The Meeting dates are subject to change and they will be posted at the meeting site and on the Town's website.  All ZBA applications must be received by the date listed on the schedule below.  The ZBA secretary reserves the right to close the submittal deadline earlier than the posted date should the number of applications become excessive.

The applicant is required to provide 9 copies of the following to the Town Building Department:

            ZBA application (must be signed by the property owner if applicant is different)


            Survey map noting requested structure placement, if applicable

            Drawing or photographs of requested variance issue (ie. Sign, shed, fence, etc.)

            Any additional information that the applicant would like to present to the Board prior to the meeting.

            All applications except area variances require a short form EAF.  (See link below)

The Zoning Board meeting minutes and agendas are now on the General Code website. They are listed under Public Documents on the upper left side of the screen. You may need to click on advanced view.

Meeting Minutes

2020 Meeting Schedule

Zoning Board Submittal Information & Application

Short EAF



 Jill Cordts                       Jack Crooks                  Aaron Baker 
    Chair                                                               Vice Chair



   Frank Cleere                Barb Strine                  Joshua Hinman                Jared Hirt

Zoning Board Secretary: Patrick Smith     Email: building@ogdenny.com

Zoning Board Clerk: Michelle Laske   Email:  buildingclerk2@ogdenny.com







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