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).
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.