Planning Board

Important Update: The Planning Board will now meet at the Activity Center, 401 Washington Street until further notice!


The Planning Board shall have full power and authority to make or cause to be made such investigations, maps, reports and recommendations relating to the planning and development of the city as may be advisable or which the Council may direct.

The Planning Board shall consist of seven members appointed for terms of seven years so fixed that one member's term shall expire at the end of each official year.

For more information, see Section 300 in the City Code. If you have questions, contact the Code Compliance department or the Land Use Boards Secretary. Note that as of September 1, 2015, a new zoning code is in effect.  The zoning code, Chapter 300 of the City's code, is viewable on our external Code site, ECode 360.  

Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 300, Zoning, adopted 12-11-2000 by Ord. No. 18-00, as amended.

Application Review Process

Applications to the City of Newburgh Planning Board are submitted and reviewed according to the following process:

All instructions and forms are available on our Forms site.

1. The applicant must make an application to be placed on the Work Session agenda by submitting to the secretary the following:

  • Completed application
  • Completed checklist
  • Completed SEQRA Environmental Assessment Form
  • Appropriate copies of plans (see instructions)
  • Copies of Applications and Fees

All current forms are available on our Forms page

Deadline: Third Friday of the month. Application packages not received by 12:00pm on the above mentioned day will not be placed on the agenda. NO EXCEPTIONS.

2. The Planning Board reviews the application.

  • If it is not complete, requires revision, or the location, size or type of project requires additional reviews by County or State agencies, the Engineer returns the application with appropriate instructions.
  • If the application is complete and sufficient, the Engineer recommends that it be addressed by the Planning Board at a Work Session, which meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 9 am in the Code Compliance Dept, 123 Grand St.

3. If the application is approved for inclusion on the Planning Review Meeting agenda, the applicant  must resubmits to the secretary all documents required in the application instructions

Deadline: First Friday of the month.

4. The application is placed on the agenda for the next Planning Board Meeting, which meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Activity Center, 401 Washington Street, at 7:30 pm.


  • The applicant should be aware that depending on the location, type and size of the project, additional reviews by State and County agencies as well as an extensive SEQRA Review may be required.
  • Also be advised, if the property is located in the Local Waterfront Protection Area, a Coastal Assessment Form must be submitted with your application.

Public Records

All documents submitted to the Planning Board are public record.  They may be requested from the Land Use Board Secretary and viewed during normal business hours, or a request for copies may be made following the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act from the City Clerk.

The Department of State's Committee on Open Government offers clarification of Open Meeting and Freedom of Information Act rules and regulations for New York State. 

Board Members

Name Title
Lisa Daily Chair
Duane Ware Member
Alicia Ware Member
Heather Moore Member
Sarah Hooff Member
Michael Kelly Member
Richard Rosencrans Member

Staff Contact


Secretary to the Land Use Boards