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Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is part of the legal structure provided to fulfill the intent of the Zoning Ordinance.  If it were possible to write a Zoning Ordinance that, while meeting the needs of the community, would provide the remedy for every possible situation arising from its enforcement, there would be little reason for the Board.  That, however, is unachievable.  If the zoning function is to be fair, responsible and protective of individual's rights and community welfare, there must be a Board of Zoning Appeals to grant relief to citizens in special or unusual situations affecting a specific parcel of land.  This the Board must accomplish with wisdom and good judgment so that the spirit of the Zoning Ordinance is preserved.  The Board conducts public hearings and renders final decisions on the following types of Appeals:  Variance of Standards; Variance of Use; and Special Use - as listed/specified in the Zoning Ordinances.  An appeal from a decision of the BZA is made through the courts.

2018 Board Members

Kathy Carey

  James Fowler, Vice-Chairman

   Kathryn Kennison

 Scott O'Dell

Jack Neal, Chairman   Kelly Watson    Phyllis Zimmerman  

All contact with the members shall be conducted through the Plan Commission Office.

2018 Meeting Schedule & Deadlines

Plan Review Deadline

Site plans must be submitted on or before the dates below for review in order to verify needed variances

Application Deadline

Submit variance request by the dates below to be heard on the date in column 3 of the same line.

 Publication Deadline

Applicant must take notice to the newspaper on or before the dates below to publish 10 days prior to the meeting.

Meeting Date

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., Commissioners Court Room, 3rd Floor, Delaware Co. Building.

December 27, 2017

January 3, 2018

January 10, 2018

January 25, 2018

January 24, 2018

January 31, 2018

February 7, 2018

February 22, 2018

February 28, 2018

March 7, 2018

March 14, 2018

March 29, 2018

March, 28, 2018

April 4, 2018

April 11, 2018

April, 26, 2018

May 2, 2018

May 9, 2018

May 16, 2018

May 31, 2018

May 30, 2018

June 6, 2018

June 13, 2018

June 28, 2018

June 27, 2018

*July 5, 2018

July 11, 2018

July 26, 2018

August 1, 2018

August 8, 2018

August 15, 2018

August, 30, 2018

August 29, 2018

September 5, 2018

September 12, 2018

September 27, 2018

September 26, 2018

October 3, 2018

October 10, 2018

October 25, 2018

October 31, 2018

November 7, 2018

November 14, 2018

November 29, 2018

November 28, 2018

December 5, 2018

December 12, 2018

December 27, 2018

* Schedule adjusted due to Holiday

Legal notice must be properly published and an application must be completely and properly filled out in order for the application to be considered and acted upon by the Board of Zoning Appeals.

You or your REPRESENTATIVE must attend the meeting

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Court Room, 3rd Floor, Delaware County Building, 100 West Main Street, Muncie, Indiana.  If an appeal is granted, applicable permits must be obtained and all conditions must be met.  Please see reverse side for permit information.  Also, certificates setting forth the Board of Zoning Appeals’ action may be obtained in the Plan Commission Office.