First Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted)
City Hall 105 Jay Street Schenectady, NY 12305
Meeting day and location is subject to change. Check posted agendas for most current information.
May 4, 2022 BZA meeting is canceled.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are posted approximately 1 week before each meeting. Minutes are posted once they are approved at the next meeting, usually about 5 weeks. If you would like to review minutes before they are approved, please contact City staff to request a copy of the draft minutes, (518) 382-5147.
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
The Schenectady Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is a seven member citizen board appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The Board of Zoning Appeals is granted two appellate functions: the review of applications for use and area variances, and the power to render interpretations of the zoning regulations. The BZA has the authority to review the following:
Area Variances: requests for dimensional relief from existing regulations relating to building setbacks, building heights, etc.
Use Variances: requests for relief from existing regulations to allow for uses not permitted by current zoning.
Interpretations: requests for interpretation of the regulations in the zoning ordinance made by the City’s Zoning / Code Officer.