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Does my application need to go to a Hearing?

Please note:  If you live in the Village Design Review District, every external construction or change needs to go to two hearings (Design Review Hearing & VDRB Hearing).  Applications must be in 12 days before the Design Review Hearing.  Meetings are bi-monthly.  Applications for Village Development Review Board Hearings need to be in 25 days before the Hearing.  Call the office for deadline information.

VILLAGE:

Exempt (no permit required):
•    Fences if they comply with the Village regulations and R.O.W. requirement (See Section 513)-
 however, ALL fences in the Design Review District requires a hearing.
•    Above ground pool less than 3 feet deep
•    Short-term rentals during foliage season, only in Residential 5 Acre or Forestry District.
**All other short-term rentals require a permit (Section 522)
•    Some signs are exempt (Section 519)
•    Temporary Ramp for emergency need(up to 60 days; longer requires a permit)
•    Dish Antennae 40″ or less that meet setback provisions (Section 510)
•    Accessory shed less than 64 sq. ft. ( 8′ x 8′).  Must meet setback provisions. However, ALL sheds in the Design Review District require a hearing.
•    Interior alterations that do not include new windows or doors
•    Home Occupations that meet the “exempt” qualifications (See Section 514)

Administrative Permit Required:  (15 day appeal period)

•    Single Family Residential construction and additions
•    Structures Accessory to a Single-family Dwelling (decks, garages, sheds, etc.)
•    Two-family Dwelling in some districts
•    Detached Apartments (See Section 510)
•    Dish Antennae over 40″ (except in Design Review District)
•    Excavation of more than 1,000 sq. ft.
•    Fences that do not comply with the Regulations or in the Design Review District
•    Signs
•    Home Occupations that do not meet the “exempt” qualifications
•    Lot line adjustment

Permit applications that must go to Hearing:  (30 day appeal period)
•    All Subdivisions, Minor & Major
•    New Commercial Units or Expansion thereof
•    Construction in Overlay Zone (Scenic Ridgeline, Conservation, Flood Hazard)
•    Nonconforming Uses & Nonconforming Structures
•    Dish Antennae in the Design Review District
•    Home Enterprise / and in some cases, Home Occupation
•    Short-term rentals for period of less than thirty days
 (Section 522)
•    Bed & Breakfast
•    Dish Antennae in the Design Review District
•    Fences in the Design Review District
•    Exterior Lighting
•    See zoning charts for extended list of uses requiring Conditional Use Hearings

TOWN:

Exempt (no permit required):
•    Fences – must comply with Town regulations & R.O.W. requirement(Section 513)
•    Above ground pool less than 3 feet deep
•    Short-term rentals during foliage season, only in Res.5 Acre or Forestry District.
**All other short-term rentals require a permit (Section 524)
•    Some signs are exempt (Section 525)
•    Temporary garage placed from November 1 – April 15.  Structure must meet all 
setback
requirements.
•    Dish Antennae 40″ or less that meet setback provisions (Section 510)
•    Accessory shed less than 64 sq. ft. and must meet setback provisions.
•    Interior alterations that do not include new windows/doors or relocation of such.
•    Home Occupations that meet the “exempt” qualifications (Section 516)

Administrative Permit Required:  (15 day appeal period)
•    Single Family Residential construction and additions
•    Structures Accessory to a Single-family Dwelling (decks, garages, sheds..)
•    Two-family Dwelling in some districts
•    Detached Apartments (Section 509)
•    Dish Antennae over 40″
•    Excavation of more than 5,000 sq. ft.
•    Fences that do not comply with the Regulations
•    Signs
•    Home Occupations that do not meet the “exempt” qualifications
•    Lot line adjustment
•    Subdivision Minor (See Section 714)

Permit applications that must go to a Hearing:  (30 day appeal period)
•    Subdivisions, Major
•    New Commercial Units or Expansion thereof
•    Any construction in Overlay Zone (Scenic Ridgeline, Conservation, Flood Hazard)
•    Nonconforming Uses & Nonconforming Structures
•    Bed & Breakfast
•    Dish Antennae in the Design Review District
•    Home Enterprise / and in some cases, Home Occupation
•    Short-term rentals for period of less than thirty days (Section 525)
•    Any exterior changes in the Design Review District (S. Woodstock) including sheds and fences
will go to the S. Woodstock Design Review Board AND the
 Town Development Review Board meeting.

*See zoning charts for extended list of uses requiring Conditional Use Hearings

 

Zoning Application Checklist

 

PERMIT APPLICATION – one size fits all!

New Construction Checklist

Village Design Review Checklist and Worksheet

Village Design Review Solar Panel Guidelines

Village Signs Worksheet

Village Sign Regulations

How to Draw Building Elevations

Sample Site Plan

Creating a new apartment – Creating an Apartment

Short Term Rentals Commercial Worksheet

 

Conditional Use – Commercial Support Statement GUIDE
Conditional Use – Commercial SUPPORT STATEMENT

Commercial Use Worksheet
Conditional Use Overlay FORM (conservation/flood/scenic ridgeline)
Conditional Use – Support Statement NOT COMMERCIAL worksheet/guide

 

Landscaping & Ponds Worksheet

Sample Pond Profile

 

Procedure-for-Appeals
Request For Variance Form

Subdivisions requiring hearing
TOWN-Home-Occupation-Worksheet
Village Home Occupation Worksheet