The Planning, Zoning, and Development Department serves a number of critical functions within the Town of Pittsford related to the coordination, management and processing the various forms of development and land use proposals within the Town. This includes but is not limited to residential subdivisions, non-residential site plans for commercial, light industrial, and office uses as well as Special Permits for uses such as restaurants, colleges, and churches.
Staff members work closely with the wide variety of entities involved or concerned with the development approval process including: Town Board, applicants and their various professional representatives, the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Design Review and Historic Preservation Board, and the Environmental Board, as well as the various Town departments, governmental agencies and of course the general public. The Department is also responsible for the management of financial guarantees and site inspections associated with the implementation of approved development plans in order to ensure compliance with all applicable legal requirements.
How do I research local codes and ordinances that might effect or restrict me and how I use or develop my property?
The Town of Pittsford's web site has a link to the Town's Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map, specific questions should be directed to the Planning, Zoning, and Development Department at (585) 248-6250.
What type of development is occurring or planned for within our community?
The Town of Pittsford's website has a link to the "Planning and Zoning Newsletter" that consists of information regarding current development proposals that are being considered by the Planning and Zoning Boards. Past issues of the Newsletter are also available on line.
How do I find out about County, State and Federal Laws or Environmental Regulations that might effect how I use my property?
Because this type of information can come from several governmental sources, residents are encouraged to call the Planning, Zoning, and Development Department at (585) 248-6250 for information on specific properties. General information can be obtained from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Monroe County, State of New York, and the Town of Pittsford web sites.