Zoning Board of Appeals

Public Meetings

The next regularly scheduled Zoning Board meeting will be held via Videoconferencing. Anyone who wishes to attend may do so in Room 901 City Hall or via videoconferencing.  To attend via videoconferencing go to www.webex.com and enter 

Meeting number: 173 483 5643

Password: PublicComment

Join by phone

+1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Access code: 173 483 5643

Public comments regarding an application to the Zoning Board may be submitted in writing (via email at jfell@city-buffalo.com or by hard copy document mailed to the Zoning Board, 901 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202) or at the public meeting by attending online or calling into the videoconference by telephone. Written public comments are required to be submitted and received at least 24 hours prior to the meeting start time. Written comments are strongly encouraged.

2021 Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Schedule and Submittal Deadlines

Agendas & Minutes

View Most Recent Agendas & Minutes


  • Reverend James Lewis, Chair
  • Thomas Dearing
  • James Hornung Jr. 
  • Janice McKinnie
  • Bernice Radle

About the Board

The Zoning Board of Appeals reviews all applications seeking relief from what is required by the Unified Development Ordinance. 

Information for applicants to the Zoning Board of Appeals, produced by the New York State Department of State, can be found here. 

More detailed information from the New York State Department of State regarding variances can be found here.