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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.

2019 Board Members

Kathy Carey

  James Fowler, Chairman

   Kathryn Kennison

 Leslie Mathewson

Zane Bishop   Kelly Watson, Vice - Chairman    Phyllis Zimmerman  


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


2019 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.

January 2, 2019

January 3, 2019

January 16, 2019

January 31, 2019

January 30, 2019

February 6, 2019

February 13, 2019

February 28, 2019

February 27, 2019

March 6, 2019

March 13, 2019

March 28, 2019

March, 27, 2019

April 3, 2019

April 10, 2019

April 25, 2019

May 1, 2019

May 8, 2019

May 15, 2019

May 30, 2019

May 29, 2019

June 5, 2019

June 12, 2019

June 27, 2019

June 26, 2019

July 3, 2019

July 10, 2019

July 25, 2019

July 31, 2019

August 7, 2019

August 14, 2019

August 29, 2019

August 28, 2019

September 4, 2019

September 11, 2019

September 26, 2019

October 2, 2019

October 9, 2019

October 16, 2019

October 31, 2019

*October 23, 2019

*October 30, 2019

*November 6, 2019

*November 21, 2019

*November 20, 2019

*November 27, 2019

*December 4, 2019

*December 19, 2019

* Schedule adjusted due to Holiday

** Changed from the original meeting date

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.