Zoning Board of Appeals

Please note the Zoning Board of Appeals meetings have been cancelled until further notice. 

Additionally, the office is also closed for walk-in service, prior appointments will be required to meet with staff.

If you have any questions or need to make an appointment  please call 851- 4064 or email John Fell at jfell@city-buffalo.com.  


2020 Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Schedule and Submittal Deadlines

2019 Zoning Board 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.