Albemarle County Board of Zoning Appeals
The Albemarle County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) hears and decides appeals by property owners to decisions made by zoning administrators in administration or enforcement of an ordinance within Albemarle County.
Additionally, the BZA decides on interpretation of the zoning map where there is uncertainty as to the location of a district boundary, and hears requests for variances to zoning.
A more detailed description of the powers and duties of the BZA can be found in the Albemarle County Code.
The Albemarle County Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five members appointed by the Albemarle County Circuit Court.
The Board of Zoning Appeals generally meets on the every first Tuesday of each month in Lane Auditorium of the Albemarle County Office Building. Special meetings are held if there are a high number of special appeals or submittals.