Board of Appeals

**The 8/12 Board hearing has been rescheduled to 8/26**


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


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January 8th, 15th, 29th
February 5th, 12th
March 4th, 11th, 25th
April 1st, 29th
May 13th, 20th
June 10th, 17th
July 8th, 15th
August 12th, 19th
September 16th, 30th
October 7th, 21st, 28th
November 18th
December 2nd, 9th

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.

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) 812-3005 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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