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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.

2021 Board Members

Mike Jones

  James Fowler, Chairman

   Kathryn Kennison

 Leslie Mathewson

Zane Bishop   Kelly Watson, Vice - Chairman    Allen Wiseley  


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


2021 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.

 Public NOTICE Deadline

Applicant must pay all remaining fees by Noon, and pick up sign(s) to be posted on the property.

Meeting Date

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

December 30, 2020

January 6, 2021

January 13, 2021

January 28, 2021

January 27, 2021

February 3, 2021

February 10, 2021

February 25, 2021

February 24, 2021

March 3, 2021

March 10, 2021

March 25, 2021

March 31, 2021

April 7, 2021

April 14, 2021

April 29, 2021

April 28, 2021

May 5, 2021

May 12, 2021

May 27, 2021

May 26, 2021

June 2, 2021

June 9, 2021

June 24, 2021

June 30, 2021

July 7, 2021

July 14, 2021

July 29, 2021

July 28, 2021

August 4, 2021

August 11, 2021

August 26, 2021

September 1, 2021

September 8, 2021

September 15, 2021

September 30, 2021

September 28, 2021

October 6, 2021

October 13, 2021

October 28, 2021

*October 20, 2021

*October 27, 2021

*November 3, 2021

*November 18, 2021

December1, 2021

December 8, 2021

December 15, 2021

December 30, 2021

* Schedule adjusted due to Holiday

The application must be properly filled out and complete, including all fees paid by the Public Notice Deadline, in order for the legal notice to be published by the Plan Commission and 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.