The Board of Zoning Appeals is established by local ordinance. It conducts quasi-judicial public hearings on requests for variances from zoning requirements, considers appeals from decisions of the zoning administrator, and may also grant special permits as authorized by ordinance. The BZA meets as needed on the second Monday of each month.
Those wishing to apply for a variance to the Zoning Ordinance, including the Landscape and Sign Ordinances should first download and read the application thoroughly to ensure that state law supports a variance request for your particular situation. When submitting an application, complete the downloaded form and submit it digitally via email to the permit clerk who will process your application and contact you if additional information is required. The application deadline is the 20th day of each month in order to be heard at the following month's meeting. The application fee is currently $100.00. Payment is accepted by check or by VISA/MasterCard over the phone or in person.
Deadlines to Remember
All applications are due at close of business on the 20th day of each month. If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be at close of business on the next working day. Cases will be heard on the second Monday of the following month.
January 19, 2021 - 4:30 pm - Virtual Meeting
In an effort to keep everyone safe during the upcoming BZA meeting, the January 19 meeting will be held virtually. The following procedure is in place:
Any member of the public wishing to speak on any of the agenda items for the January 19 meeting must sign up to speak through our REGISTRATION FORM. Participants will insert their name, address, email address and must indicate which agenda item they desire to speak on. We will email the meeting link with instructions to the email address that was provided. Registrations to speak will be accepted until Noon on January 19, 2021.
Members of the BZA are appointed by the Mayor for year-long terms.
The 2020-2021 members are currently:
- Ruthie Gray (Chair)
- Todd Leamon
- Jerry Moody
BZA APPLICATION FORM
Britney Hutto, Permit Clerk