Richmond VA > Planning and Development Review > Board of Zoning Appeals

Last Updated: 2018-05-09






The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) provides a means through which a property owner may seek relief from provisions of the zoning ordinance. The BZA hears and makes decisions regarding requests for variances and special exceptions, such as waivers involving setbacks, height, parking, etc. The BZA also makes decisions regarding appeals to any decision made by the City Zoning Administrator. The BZA is NOT empowered to change the use of a property.

Membership Information

The BZA is comprised of five citizen members and two alternates representing a cross-section of the city, appointed by the Circuit Court to serve a four-year term.

Members of the BZA cannot discuss with an applicant or members of the public any case pending before it nor will Board members consider information submitted directly to them by these parties pertaining to such cases.

Meeting Dates & Filing Schedule

    BZA Meeting     Filing Deadline Zoning Office     Staff Review Meeting
January 3, 2018 November 17, 2017 November 27, 2017
February 7, 2018 December 8, 2017 December 18, 2017
March 7, 2018 January 19, 2018 January 29, 2018
April 4, 2018 February 16, 2018 February 26, 2018
May 2, 2018 March 16, 2018 March 26, 2018
June 6, 2018 April 13, 2018 April 23, 2018
**July 5, 2018 May 18, 2018 May 29, 2018
August 1, 2018 June 15, 2018 June 25, 2018
September 5, 2018 July 13, 2018 July 23, 2018
October 3, 2018 August 17, 2018 August 27, 2018
November 7, 2018 September 14, 2018 September 24, 2018
December 5, 2018 October 19, 2018 October 29, 2018
January 2, 2019 November 16, 2018 November 26, 2018
February 6, 2019 December 14, 2018 December 21, 2018

BZA Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month and begin promptly at 1:00 PM.

Applications shall be processed once the application form (Certificate of Occupancy/Zoning Compliance, building permit, sign permit, etc.) as well as the required plans (survey/site plan, floor plan(s) and elevation drawing(s)), the signed instruction pamphlet, the required fee and other information is submitted.

A $175.00 fee is required for any application involving single -or- 2-family dwellings.

A $550.00 fee is required for any application involving all other uses.

A $250.00 fee is required to appeal a decision of the Zoning Administrator.

A $750.00 fee is required for any use where a zoning violation resulted from construction not in compliance with the approved plans.

** [IMPORTANT NOTE: The July 2018 BZA Meeting is re-scheduled to Thursday, July 5th 2018
     (from the normal Wednesday, July 4th hearing date) due to the Independence Day holiday.]

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Contact

For more information, contact the Secretary of the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Minutes of past BZA meeting are available electronically or in hard copy by contacting the Zoning Administration Office at (804)646-6340 or via our E-mail.

Contact Information:

Board of Zoning Appeals
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Room 110
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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