Board of Zoning Appeals

Meetings
The Board of Zoning Appeals meets when called upon.

About the Board
The Board of Zoning Appeals is primarily a quasi-judicial body rather than an advisory or legislative one. Its role in zoning administration is specifically limited to 2 types of tasks:
  • The appeal of an administrative decision or interpretation
  • The granting of variances for cases of hardship
In the first case, the responsibility of the Board of Zoning Appeals is to rule on the interpretation of the zoning regulations whenever there is an ambiguous provision or an alleged error.

Variances are granted for unusual physical constraints, and the role of the Board of Zoning Appeals is to determine if a variance should be granted in a manner which is consistent with the intent of the zoning ordinance and fair to the applicant. The Board of Zoning Appeals is not involved in administering the subdivision regulations.