Why do I have to go to the Hyde Park ZBA to get approval for my project?

All zoning boards of appeals are directly given appellate jurisdiction by State law. Appellate jurisdiction is the power to hear and decide appeals from decisions of the officials charged with the administration and enforcement of the zoning ordinance or local law. This is the primary function and purpose of the zoning board of appeals, which also has the power to interpret the zoning ordinance or local law and to grant variances.

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1. Where can I find the town’s zoning rules?
2. What is a Variance?
3. What does a setback mean?
4. Does my property line extend to the road pavement?
5. Why do I have to go to the Hyde Park ZBA to get approval for my project?
6. Is it legal to put yard sale signs on telephone poles?
7. Can I place a shed up to the property line?
8. Does the town enforce deed restrictions?
9. Can I submit a petition to the ZBA?
10. How do I report a zoning violation?