Boards & Committees

Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

Appointment and Organization: The Zoning Board of Appeals, often referred to as the ZBA, consists of five members appointed by the Town Board for staggered terms of five years. The Town Board also designates a Chairperson and a Secretary. The ZBA elects its own Vice Chairperson.
Powers and Duties: The Zoning Board of Appeals' jurisdiction is appellate only and is limited to hearing and deciding appeals from and/or interpretations of any written order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the Zoning Enforcement Officer. These appeals may be for:
  •  Area Variances
  •  Use Variances
  •  Interpretations
The ZBA meets at 7:00 PM on the second and fourth Thursday of each month excluding legal holidays. Legal notices of public hearings are published in the official newspapers of the Town one week prior the public hearing.
Decisions by the ZBA must be rendered within 63 days after the close of the public hearing. The Board usually does much better than that and, barring any unforeseen circumstances, renders its decision at its next scheduled public meeting.
Applications for variances may be picked up at the Building Department Office at 45 Comeau Drive, Woodstock, NY, or downloaded from the Forms page of this web site. Questions may be directed to the Zoning Board of Appeals office at 45 Comeau Drive, Woodstock, NY 12498, 845 679-2113, ext. 14, or via e-mail to
Maria Mendoza ()
Chair (2019)
Term: Expires 12/31/23
Michael Castiglione ()
Vice Chair
Term: Expires 12/31/19
Gordon Wemp ()
Term: Expires 12/31/20
James Armstrong ()
Term: Expires 12/31/22
Judith Sillato ()
Term: Expires 12/31/21
Jeff Collins
Alternate Member
Term: Expires 12/31/19
Secretary, Zoning Board of Appeals
Michele Sehwerert
Woodstock Zoning Board of Appeal
45 Comeau Drive
Woodstock, NY 12498
Phone: 845-679-2113, ext. 14
Fax: (845) 679-8743
ZBA Application (PDF - 134.1 KB)
ZBA Variance/Interpretation application