Board of Appeals

The Board of Appeals office is open to the public, review of the plans can be done by appointment.
Please call: 516-812-3004.


One Washington Street
Ground Floor
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 489-5000


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2021 Schedule:

January 6th, 13th, 27th
February 3rd, 24th
March 3rd, 24th, 31st
April 21st, 28th
May 12th, 19th, 26th
June 9th, 16th, 23rd
July 14th, 21st
August 4th, 25th
September 1st
October 6th, 20th, 27th
November 10th, 17th
December 8th, 15th

The legal function of the Board of Appeals is to hold official public hearings and render formal written decisions on cases brought before it. Such cases are brought by persons whose permit applications have been denied by the Department of Buildings, or by persons who contest the issuance of a building permit. In other words, the board was established primarily to review actions taken by the Department of Buildings referable to the Town of Hempstead's Building Zone Ordinance.

The board has jurisdiction to grant relief when at least the majority of its members, or in the case of a disapproval recommendation by the Nassau County Planning Commission, a majority plus one. The board may find that after considering all evidence presented and after due deliberation, that the imposition of a particular building zoning ordinance requirement would legally justify such relief.

In addition to hearing cases seeking variances and special exceptions to the Building Zone Ordinance, the board has the power to permit certain dwellings to be occupied as "mother-daughter" residences.

To view the Board of Appeals Rules, please visit the Town of Hempstead Building Zone Ordinance §268 at,board%20of%20appeals,of&searchId=1472252246361107#14497123

The chairman of the Board of Appeals is David P. Weiss. Board members include Joann Adams; Katuria D'Amato; Daniel M. Fisher, Jr.; Joseph F. Pellegrini; Kimberly A. Perry; and John F. Ragano.

Please call the Secretary to the Board of Appeals, Albert J. Jaegers, III at (516) 812-3004 for future hearing dates.

To submit your comments regarding an upcoming Board of Appeals hearing, you may do so online using the Hearings Comment Form, or send your comments in writing to: David P. Weiss, Chairman of the Board of Appeals, One Washington Street, Hempstead, NY 11550. Comments received prior to the close of the public hearing will be made part of the record.


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