Zoning Hearing Board

Attention Ross Residents and Members of the Public,

The Ross Township Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) Meeting on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, will be held in-person and online at 7PM.

View the Agenda

In-Person registration is no longer required.

If you would like to watch, listen or participate in the meeting VIRTUALLY, you must register for the webinar via Zoom - Register Here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join. You will need to download the application in order to view, listen or comment.

We will not be accepting comments or questions through Zoom’s chat feature during the meeting.

If you have issues registering for Zoom, or you would just like to call in and listen to the meeting without registering, please call 412-931-7055 for assistance.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation, patience and continued understanding. 

Regular Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of Every Month
  • Board of Commissioner’s Board Room
    1000 Ross Municipal Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237


  • Tara Ann Howey, Chairwoman
    Term Expires: December 31, 2024
  • Philip Little, Vice-Chairman
    Term Expires: December 31, 2021
  • Ronald Zangaro, Secretary
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • James R. Atzert
    Term Expires: December 31, 2022
  • Beth Schellhaas
    Term Expires: December 31, 2025
  • Barbara Frederick - Alternate
  • Catherine A. Conley, Esq.- Solicitor
  • Dominic J. Rickert - Board Liaison

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes Here

Member Details

The Zoning Hearing Board is a quasi-judicial board comprised of 5 members appointed by the Board of Commissioners, serving a 5 year term. ZHB decisions can be appealed to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.


In accordance with the provisions and authority established through the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) the Zoning Hearing Board hears appeals from the decisions of the Zoning Administrator, requests for variance/relief from zoning ordinances, special exceptions in accordance with the zoning ordinance, and the validity of any provision of the zoning or land use requirements. All applications must be turned in 28 days prior to meeting date.

Applications & Guidelines

Zoning Map

View a Zoning Map (PDF) of Ross Township.

Zoning Ordinances

Find Ross Township Zoning Ordinances.