Planning & Zoning Board of Appeals

Regular Meetings

Immediately after hearing all the applications scheduled for that particular meeting, the Board may engage in its decision making process and render its decision on each appeal heard that night.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

The Board consists of five regular members and three alternate members, one or more of whom sit when one or more regular members are unable to attend a meeting. All members are nominated by the Board of Selectman and must be approved by the Representative Town Meeting. For an appeal to be granted it must receive four affirmative votes. All members serve voluntarily and without compensation. View a list of board members (PDF).

Overview

The Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals (PZBA) is an administrative agency which acts in a quasi-judicial capacity, whose powers and duties are set forth in the Town Building Zone Regulations. These Regulations authorize the Board to hear and decide appeals for:

  • Variances from the provisions of the Regulations
  • Special exceptions for certain uses specified in the Regulations
  • Overriding an order or decision of the Zoning Enforcement Officer

Also, the Greenwich Municipal Code provides that decisions of the Planning and Zoning Commission involving subdivisions may be appealed to the Board.