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 responsibilities of the Board of Zoning Appeals are in the City Code Section 10-3-132 through 10-3-140.
Individuals interested in deviating from the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance (not to include use changes) or interested in appealing a decision of the Zoning Administrator may request such action and apply to the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Five years - two successive.
The BZA meets as needed on the first Monday of the month at 4:00pm at the City Council Chambers (409 South Main Street).
Public Hearing Notices
Upcoming public hearing notices are available on the City's Public Hearing webpage.
Agenda and Minutes
COVID-19 UPDATE: Community members will be able to attend the meeting according to best practices and procedures associated with pandemic disaster. The meeting can be viewed live on the City’s website, https://harrisonburg-va.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx, and on Public Education Government Channel 3. A phone line will also be live where community members will be allowed to call in and speak with the Board of Zoning Appeals at 540-437-2687. Community members may also express their views electronically by emailing Christopher.Perez-Leon@harrisonburgva.gov.
|Board Members||Term||Term Expiration|
|Matthew Phillippi, Chair||2nd||3-20-23|
|Jim Orndoff, Planning Commission Representative||Tenure of Office||
Questions or Comments? Mail to City of Harrisonburg, Office of City Manager, Attn: (Board Member), 409 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.