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Zoning Hearing Board

The Zoning Hearing Board meets at Burkart Hall, 56 Keeley Avenue, on the 3rd Thursday of the month on an as needed basis. The board is a judicial body composed of five voting members and two alternates, all appointed by Borough Council, and legal counsel. Its hearings are open to the public and the proceedings are similar to any judicial court. The Board’s main function is to hear cases appealed from decision of the zoning officer. The board may uphold the zoning officer’s decision or may allow a variance or special exception regarding the case in question. A fee is required from the applicant to request such a hearing. Adjoining property owners are formally notified of the hearing and all Borough residents are welcome to attend and express their thoughts on the subject at hand.

Appointed Term of Office For Zoning Hearing Board – Three years

Please contact zoning@newbritainboro.com with any questions or concerns for the Zoning Hearing Board.

Information on associated fees can be found on the Borough Fee Schedule Page:

New Britain Borough Fee Schedule

Feel free to check our Community Calendar to see if a Zoning Hearing Board meeting is scheduled:

Meeting Calendar

Zoning Hearing Board
Robert Bair – Chairman
Anthony Coia
John Wolff
David Siegfried
Andrea Antell
William Schaefer – Alternate
Matthew Benscoter – Alternate
Christen Pionzio – Solicitor