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Last Updated: 2016-06-14

Permit and Inspection Process Notice - Effective: April 26, 2016

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The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) provides a means through which a property owner may seek relief from provisions of the zoning ordinance. The BZA hears and makes decisions regarding requests for variances and special exceptions, such as waivers involving setbacks, height, parking, etc. The BZA also makes decisions regarding appeals to any decision made by the City Zoning Administrator. The BZA is NOT empowered to change the use of a property.

Membership Information

The BZA is comprised of five citizen members and two alternates representing a cross-section of the city, appointed by the Circuit Court to serve a four-year term.

Members of the BZA cannot discuss with an applicant or members of the public any case pending before it nor will Board members consider information submitted directly to them by these parties pertaining to such cases. All written material desired to be considered by the Board should be submitted to the Secretary of the BZA, Room 511 of City Hall, no later than 15 days prior to the public hearing at which the case is to be considered.

Meeting Dates & Filing Schedule

BZA Meeting Filing Deadline Staff Review Filing Deadline
Zoning Office Meeting BZA Secretary
January 6, 2016 November 13, 2015 November 23, 2015 November 30, 2015
February 3, 2016 December 18, 2015 December 28, 2015 January 4, 2016
March 2, 2016 January 15, 2016 January 25, 2016 February 1, 2016
April 6, 2016 February 12, 2016 February 22, 2016 February 29, 2016
May 4, 2016 March 18, 2016 March 28, 2016 April 4, 2016
June 1, 2016 April 15, 2016 April 25, 2016 May 2, 2016
July 6, 2016 May 13, 2016 May 23, 2016 May 31, 2016
August 3, 2016 June 17, 2016 June 27, 2016 July 5, 2016
September 7, 2016 July 15, 2016 July 25, 2016 August 1, 2016
October 5, 2016 August 19, 2016 August 29, 2016 September 6, 2016
November 2, 2016 September 16, 2016 September 26, 2016 October 3, 2016
December 7, 2016 October 14, 2016 October 24, 2016 October 31, 2016
January 4, 2017 November 18, 2016 November 28, 2016 December 3, 2016
February 1, 2017 December 9, 2016 December 27, 2016 January 3, 2017
March 1, 2017 January 13, 2017 January 23, 2017 January 30, 2017


BZA Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month and begin promptly at 1:00 PM.

Applications shall be processed once the application form (Certificate of Occupancy/Zoning Compliance, building permit, sign permit, etc.) as well as the required plans (survey/site plan, floor plan(s) and elevation drawing(s)), the signed instruction pamphlet, the required fee and other information is submitted.

A $175.00 fee is required for any application involving single- or 2-family dwellings.

A $550.00 fee is required for any application involving all other uses.

A $250.00 fee is required to appeal a decision of the Zoning Administrator.

A $750.00 fee is required for any use where a zoning violation resulted from construction not in compliance with the approved plans.


For more information, contact the Secretary of the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Current Year Meeting Documents

2013
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2014
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2015
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2016
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Minutes of past BZA meetings are available electronically or in hard copy by contacting the secretary of the BZA,
Roy Benbow at (804)240-2124 or the Zoning Administration Office at 646-6340 or 646-6701 or via our
E-mail
.

BZA Presentation Handout

Contact Information:

Board of Zoning Appeals
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Room 511
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)240-2124
Fax: (804)646-5789

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