Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals has been empowered to hear and decide all appeals to the Zoning Ordinance and to do so the Board holds public meetings once a month.

The attached appeal application must be completely filled out and returned to the office for action by the Zoning Board of Appeals at their monthly meeting. The filing fee is for said application is as follows: 

  • One and Two family Dwellings - $100.00
  • Multiple Dwellings - $150.00
  • Commercial Properties - $150.00
All checks should be made payable to the "City Clerk". In order for your appeal to be heard om the same month that you apply, the appeal form and fee must be received by this office three weeks prior to the scheduled meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals. All applicants or their representatives should attend the Zoning Board of Appeals Public Meeting of their appeal to answer any questions the Board may have regarding their request.

In filling out the form, please be specific and supply the Zoning Board of Appeals with all the necessary information requested on the form. If you are requesting a Variance from the Ordinance, you must detail why the literal enforcement of the ordinance will produce an undue hardship, while the variance requested will adhere to property is no proof  of hardship within the purpose of zoning. In addition to the above, an applicant must submit adequate drawings and a site plan of all requests which will involve any construction, alterations, or physical change of their property. Thirteen (13) copies of drawings and site plans are required (we recommend the plans be approved before the Thirteen (13) copies are made). 

Before the Zoning Board of Appeals may hear and decide your appeal, this office must first: 
  1. Publish the request in three successive issued of the Press-Republican newspaper not less than five not more than ten days before the hearings. 
  2. Notify, by letter, all property owners within 500 feet of the appeal property location of your request.
This office is responsible for implementing the above requirements. 

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact this office. 

Thank you for your cooperation.