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.
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
|January 2, 2013
||November 16, 2012
||November 26, 2012
||December 3, 2012
|February 6, 2013
||December 14, 2012
||December 21, 2012
||December 31, 2012
|March 6, 2013
||January 18, 2013
||January 28, 2013
||February 6, 2013
|April 3, 2013||February 15, 2013||February 25, 2013||March 4, 2013|
|May 1, 2013||March 15, 2013||March 25, 2013||April 1, 2013|
|June 5, 2013||April 12, 2013||April 22, 2013||April 29, 2013|
|July 3, 2013||May 17, 2013||May 28, 2013||June 3, 2013|
|August 7, 2013||June 14, 2013||June 24, 2013||July 1, 2013|
|September 4, 2013||July 19, 2013||July 29, 2013||August 5, 2013|
|October 2, 2013||August 16, 2013||August 26, 2013||September 3, 2013|
|November 6, 2013||September 13, 2013||September 23, 2013||September 30, 2013|
|December 4, 2013||October 18, 2013||October 28, 2013||November 4, 2013|
|**January 8, 2014||November 15, 2013||November 25, 2013||December 2, 2013|
|February 5, 2014||December 13, 2013||December 23, 2013||January 6, 2014|
|March 5, 2014||January 17, 2014||January 27, 2014||February 3, 2014|
BZA Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month and begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.
** [NOTE: The January 2014 meeting is scheduled for the 2ND WEDNESDAY of the month due to the New Year's Day holiday.]
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
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
|       January Docket    Minutes
||       February Docket    Minutes
||         March Docket    Minutes
||          April Docket    Minutes
|           May Docket    Minutes
||          June Docket    Minutes
||          July Docket    Minutes
||          August Docket    Minutes
|       September Docket    Minutes
||       October Docket    Minutes
||       November Docket    Minutes
||       December Docket    Minutes
Minutes of past BZA meetings are available electronically or in hard copy by contacting the secretary of the BZA, Roy Benbow at 646-3409 or the Zoning Administrator, William “Chuck” Davidson at 646-6353.