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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.

2020 Board Members

Sharyll Martin

  James Fowler, Chairman

   Kathryn Kennison

 Leslie Mathewson

Zane Bishop   Kelly Watson, Vice - Chairman    Vacancy  


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


2020 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 31, 2020

January 8, 2020

January 15, 2020

January 30, 2020

January 29, 2020

February 5, 2020

February 12, 2020

February 27, 2020

February 26, 2020

March 4, 2020

March 11, 2020

March 26, 2020

April 1, 2020

April 8, 2020

April 15, 2020

April 30, 2020

April 29, 2020

May 6, 2020

May 13, 2020

May 28, 2020

May 27, 2020

June 3, 2020

June 10, 2020

June 25, 2020

July 1, 2020

July 8, 2020

July 15, 2020

July 30, 2020

July 29, 2020

August 5, 2020

August 12, 2020

August 27, 2020

August 26, 2020

September 2, 2020

September 9, 2020

September 24, 2020

September 30, 2020

October 7, 2020

October 14, 2020

October 29, 2020

*October 21, 2020

*October 28, 2020

*November 4, 2020

*November 19, 2020

*November 18, 2020

*November 25, 2020

*December 2, 2020

*December 17, 2020

* 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.