Board of Zoning Appeals (Charlottesville)

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The Charlottesville 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. 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.

Straight from the City's website: "The Board of Zoning Appeals is a quasi-judicial board who are sworn in by the Circuit Court to serve a five year term. The function of the BZA is to hear and decide appeals from any decision or determination made by and zoning administrator and to authorize variances from the laws set forth in the Zoning Ordinance."

The Board of Zoning Appeals has the jurisdiction to grant variances from the zoning ordinance when authorized by law.

  • MEETINGS: 3rd Thursday of each month at 4:00 PM; only if an application has been submitted.
  • WHERE: Basement Conference Room in City Hall.
  • MEMBERSHIP: 5 full-time members, 2 alternate members.
  • TERM: 5 years.

Membership Board of Zoning Appeals

Board Member information:[1]

  1. Board Chair: Kevin O’Halloran (term expires 12/31/2020)
  2. Board Vice-Chair: Robert Stevens (term expires 12/31/2018)
  3. Board Member: Bill Chapman (term expires 12/31/2019)
  4. Board Member (Planning Commission): Lisa Green (term expires At the end of PC term)
  5. Board Member: Justin Ritter (term expires 12/31/2022)
  • Alternate Member: Marilynn Gale (term expires 12/31/2018)
  • Alternate Member: Addison Barnhart (term expires 12/21/2022)
  • Alternate Member:


External links

BZA page on City's website List of Boards and Commissions