Zoning Department


Lissett Tucker
Zoning Administrator
Phone: 485-3651
1 Overocker Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Deputy Zoning Administrator
Mary Jackson

Zoning Board Secretary
Sonia James

Email: zoning@townofpoughkeepsie.com

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Responsibilities of the Zoning Administrator are:

  • Enforcement of Chapter 171, Solid Waste
  • Enforcement of Chapter 174, Article I, Removal of Snow from Sidewalks and Hydrants
  • Enforcement of Chapter 192, Abandoned Vehicles
  • Receive applications and keep files for the Town of Poughkeepsie Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Issuance of Garage Sale Permits

The Town of Poughkeepsie Zoning Board of Appeals (known as the ZBA) is a seven-member panel of Town citizens, with Paul Lahey as Chairman. This Board is required by State law when there is zoning in place. The ZBA is directly given appellate jurisdiction by State law. Appellate jurisdiction is the power to hear and decide appeals from decision of those officials charged with the administration and enforcement of the Zoning Law (the Zoning Administrator and the Building Inspector). This is the primary function and purpose of the ZBA, and it encompasses the power to interpret the Zoning Law and to grant variances. The ZBA is also empowered to grant Special Use Permits under the Town's Zoning Law.

The ZBA meets once a month, please click here to see the meeting dates. Meetings are held in the Meeting Room at Town Hall, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Applications must be received no later than 18 calendar days before the meeting date in order to be on the agenda. Contact Sonia James in the Zoning Office for further details at (845) 485-3650.

Zoning Board of Appeals Members:

Paul Lahey, Chairman Ward 3
Vacant Ward 1
Anthony D’Aquanni Ward 2
Vacant Ward 3
Arthur Grace Ward 4
Larry Slomin Ward 5
Christine Soricelli Ward 6
Phyllis Capone, Alternate Ward 6


2020 Milestone Dates

2019 Milestone Dates


Garage Sales

A permit is required to conduct a garage sale. The permit fee is $10.00. An application form, which includes the regulations, is available on this web site.

Complaint Form

Application Zoning Compliance Letter

Application for Keeping Chickens

Fence Permit Application

Home Occupation Application

Temporary Sign Permit Application

Permanent Sign Permit Application

Application Erectors Sign License

ZBA Accessory Apartment Application

ZBA Area Variance and Interpretation Application

ZBA Use Variance and Special Use Permit