Board of Appeals


  • Hempstead Town Hall Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion
  • 1 Washington Street
    Ground Floor
    Hempstead, NY 11550
  • Phone: 516-812-3004


Weiss, DavidChairman and MemberMay 24, 2005
 December  31, 2022
Adams, Joann RuthMember
December 12, 2017
December 31, 2021
D'Amato, Katuria
MemberMay 24, 2005
December 31, 2014
Fisher, Jr., Daniel M.
September 6, 2016
December 31, 2020
Pellegrini, JosephMemberJanuary 10, 2012December 31, 2020
Perry, KimberlyMemberMay 3, 2011December 31, 2021
Ragano, John F.Member
July 13, 2010
December 31, 2022 


The legal function of the Board of Appeals is to hold official public hearings and render formal written decisions on cases brought before it. Such cases are brought by persons whose permit applications have been denied by the Department of Buildings, or by persons who contest the issuance of a building permit. In other words, the board was established primarily to review actions taken by the Department of Buildings referable to the Town of Hempstead's Building Zone Ordinance.

The board has jurisdiction to grant relief when at least the majority of its members, or in the case of a disapproval recommendation by the Nassau County Planning Commission, a majority plus one. The board may find that after considering all evidence presented and after due deliberation, that the imposition of a particular building zoning ordinance requirement would legally justify such relief.

In addition to hearing cases seeking variances and special exceptions to the Building Zone Ordinance, the board has the power to permit certain dwellings to be occupied as "mother-daughter" residences.


View Board of Appeals Rules.

Hearing Dates

Please call the Secretary to the Board of Appeals, Patrick J. Owens at 516-812-3004 for future hearing dates. To submit your comments regarding an upcoming Board of Appeals hearing, you may do so online using the Hearings Comment Form, or send your comments in writing to:

David P. Weiss
Chairman of the Board of Appeals
 1 Washington Street
Hempstead, NY 11550

Comments received prior to the close of the public hearing will be made part of the record.

Comment Form

View Hearings Comments Form.


2022 Hearing Schedule

January5th9:30 am / 2 pm
January12th9:30 am / 2 pm
January26th9:30 am / 2 pm
February2nd9:30 am / 2 pm
February16th9:30 am / 2 pm
March2nd9:30 am / 2 pm
March23rd9:30 am / 2 pm
March30th9:30 am / 2 pm
April6th9:30 am / 2 pm
April27th9:30 am / 2 pm
May11th9:30 am / 2 pm
May18th9:30 am / 2 pm
May25th9:30 am / 2 pm
June8th9:30 am / 2 pm
June15th9:30 am / 2 pm
June29th9:30 am / 2 pm
July13th9:30 am / 2 pm
July27th9:30 am / 2 pm
August3rd9:30 am / 2 pm
August17th9:30 am / 2 pm
31st9:30 am / 2 pm
September14th9:30 am / 2 pm
21st9:30 am / 2 pm
October19th9:30 am / 2 pm
October26th9:30 am / 2 pm
November2nd9:30 am / 2 pm
November16th9:30 am / 2 pm
November30th9:30am / 2 pm
December7th9:30 am / 2 pm
December14th9:30 am / 2 pm