Zoning

The Village of Cooperstown established the Zoning Law in 1935.  This law implements the policies for land use in the Village which include:

  1. Preserve natural features and open space, vegetation, scenic attractions, and historic places and sites in order to maintain the community appearance and cultural heritage of the Village for residents and visitors alike;
  2. Provide protection of water bodies, lake and river shores, and control of future access to such shores by the public;
  3. Maintain the essentially residential quality of the Village;
  4. Provide public and quasi-public facilities that will serve the Village citizenry in the most beneficial manner;
  5. Provide suitable locations for commercial and other economic development that will protect the atmosphere and cultural heritage of the Village, serve the area adequately, and preserve the general welfare of the community;
  6. Preserve a safe, healthful and attractive environment for residential use, that provides housing opportunities for all Village residents;
  7. Provide public utilities and services to the community to insure a safe and healthful environment;
  8. Develop an efficient circulation and parking system that permits a reasonably rapid, safe, and convenient movement of people and goods within the Village and to and from surrounding areas.

The Village has three boards which operate independently each handling a different area of the Zoning Law.  The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5 PM and generally reviews Zoning Permit applications for individuals who are requesting variances to specific portions of the Zoning Law.  This board also reviews applications for home occupations and short-term rental properties.

The Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board (HPARB) meets on second Tuesday of each month at 5 PM and reviews Certificate of Appropriateness applications for proposed changes to the exterior of a property.  A property owner who plans to make any exterior change to a property, including but not limited to windows, siding, additions, gazebos, pergolas, etc.,  would apply to HPARB prior to beginning any work.

The Planning Board (PB) meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 PM and generally reviews Sign Permit applications and site plans.

Zoning Enforcement Officer (ZEO), If you have any questions relating to Zoning please contact Jane Gentile at 607-547-2411 or by email at zoning@cooperstownny.org.  The Zoning Enforcement Officer will hold regular office hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., or by appointment.

Minutes are taken at each zoning board meeting.  We try diligently to complete the minutes in a timely fashion and will post them below as a pdf.  The minutes posted below are in draft form and are subject to change prior to acceptance from their respective board.  If you are in need of a particular set of minute they may be requested from the clerks office.

Public Hearing Notices 

ZBA

HPARB

Related Files

Applications & Informational Documents

Application for Zoning Compliance

TOURIST ACCOMMODATION ANNUAL REGISTRATION APPLICATION

Application for Sandwich Board Permit

2017CooperstownZoningMap-online

Village Law Codification by General Code –    http://www.ecode360.com/CO2139

Historic District Properties_Cooperstown

HPARB WINDOW GUIDELINES

HPARB – Helpful Information (Weatherization)

Planning Board (PB) Minutes

2019-09-17_PlanBrd_draft

2019-08-20_PlanBrd

2019-07-16_PlanBrd_draft

2019-06-18_PlanBrd_DRAFT

2017-06-20_PB__Approved

2017-05-15_PB

PB 2017-04-18

2017-03-21

2017-02-22-PB

pb-2017-01-17

pb-2016-12-20

pb-2016-11-15

pb-2016-07-19

PB 2016-06-21_rev

PB 2016-05-17

PB 2016-04-19

PB 2016-03-15

PB 2016-01-19

PB 2015-12-15

PB 2015-11-17

PB 2015-09-15

PB 2015-09-11 (Special)

PB 2015-08-18

PB 2015-07-21

PB 2015-06-30 (Special)

PB 2015-06-16

PB 2015-05-19

PB 2015-04-21

PB 2015-03-17

PB 2015-01-20

PB 2014-12-16

PB 2014-11-18

PB 2014-10-21

PB 2014-09-16

PB 2014-08-19

PB 2014-07-15

PB 2014-06-17

PB 2014-05-20

PB 2014-04-15

PB 2014-03-18

PB 2014-03-05

PB 2014-02-18

PB 2014-01-21

Historic Preservation & Architectural Review Board (HPARB) Minutes

2019-09-10_HPARB_draft

2019-08-13_HPARB_draft

2019-07-09_HPARB_draft

2019-06-11_HPARB DRAFT

2017-06-13_HPARB

2017-05-09_HPARB_

2017-04-11_HPARB

2017-03-15_HPARB

2017-02-14_HPARB

2017-01-10_hparb_

hparb-2016-12-13

2016-11-08-hparb

hparb-2016-10-11

hparb-2016-09-13

HPARB 2016-08-23

HPARB 2016-07-12

HPARB 2016-06-14

2016-05-10 (draft)

HPARB 2016-04-12

HPARB 2016-03-08

HPARB 2016-02-09

HPARB 2016-02-04 (special)

HPARB 2016-01-12

HPARB 2015-12-08

HPARB 2015-11-10

HPARB 2015-10-13

HPARB 2015-09-08

HPARB 2015-08-11

HPARB 2015-07-31-Special Mtg

HPARB 2015-07-14

HPARB 2015-06-09

HPARB 2015-05-26-Special Mtg

HPARB 2015-05-12

HPARB 2015-04-14

HPARB 2015-03-10

HPARB 2015-02-10

HPARB 2015-01-13

HPARB 2014-12-15

HPARB 2014-11-10

HPARB 2014-10-14

HPARB 2014-09-25

HPARB 2014-09-09

HPARB 2014-08-12

HPARB 2014-07-08

HPARB 2014-06-10

HPARB 2014-05-13

HPARB 2014-04-08

HPARB 2014-03-11

HPARB 2014-02-11

HPARB 2014-01-14

Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) Minutes

20190806_ZBA

20190702_ZBA

2019-06-04-draft – ZBA

2017_06-06_ZBA

2017-05-08 ZBA

2017_04-07_ZBA

ZBA 2017_02-07

2017-01-03_zbamin

zba-2016-12-06

zba-2016-10-04

ZBA 2016-08-02

ZBA 2016-07-05

2016-05-13 final

ZBA 2016-04-05

ZBA 2016-02-02

ZBA 2015-11-03

ZBA 2015-10-06

ZBA 2015-07-07

ZBA 2015-06-02

ZBA 2015-05-05

ZBA 2015-04-07

ZBA 2015-03-03

ZBA 2015-01-06

ZBA 2014-12-02

ZBA 2014-11-04

ZBA 2014-09-09

ZBA 2014-08-05

ZBA 2014-06-03

ZBA 2014-05-06

ZBA 2014-04-01

ZBA 2014-03-04

ZBA 2014-02-04

ZBA 2014-01-07

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