Zoning Hearing Board

Attention Ross Residents and Members of the Public,

The Ross Township Zoning Hearing Board meeting on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, will be held online at 7PM.

Residents and community members can watch or listen to the meeting via RingCentral webinar.

If you would like to watch, listen, or participate with the meeting, you must register for the webinar via RingCentral webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for 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 RingCentral’s chat feature during the meeting.

If you have issues registering for RingCentral 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. 

You can view the agenda here.

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 Schellhaus
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • 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.

Application & Guideline

Zoning Map

View a zoning map (PDF) of Ross Township.

Zoning Ordinances

Find the Ross Township Zoning Ordinances.