Board of Zoning Appeals

About

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is the local government body that is empowered by State Law to consider granting relief from the requirements of the Town’s zoning ordinance. The BZA’s duties fall into three categories:

  1. Granting of variances; a. Developmental standards variances; and b. Variances of use 
  2. Granting of special exceptions/conditional uses; and  
  3. Appeals from administrative decisions. 

The board is comprised of five members. Three citizen members are appointed by the Mayor, one of whom must be a member of the Plan Commission. One citizen member is appointed by the Town Council and this appointment must not be a member of the Plan Commission. One member is appointed by the Plan Commission from the Plan Commission’s citizen members. The members must consist of three members from the Rural District and two members from the Urban District. Term of service is four years.

Click here for the ordinance establishing the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Click here to view the current Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Petitions.

Members


Regular Meetings


  • 1st Wednesday of every month
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Town Hall, 1100 W Oak Street, Zionsville, IN 46077

Agendas and Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Click here to view the most recent agendas and minutes.

Contact Information


Citizens may contact the Board of Zoning Appeals by mailing to:
Board of Zoning Appeals Members - Town of Zionsville
C/O Zionsville Town Hall
1100 W Oak Street
Zionsville, IN 46077

Rules of Procedure


Contacting Board Members Regarding Pending Petition Prohibited

No person shall contact any member of the Board in advance of a public hearing on any pending Petition with intent to influence the Board member's action on such Petition.

A written request for continuance as provided for by these rules shall not be construed to be a prohibited contact of a Board member.

A contact with a Board member who is also a member of the Town Council shall not be construed to be a prohibited contact provided that: (i) all contact is limited to that member's official duties as a Town Council member; and (ii) the Board member who is also a member of the Town Council reports on the substance of such contacts to the other members of the Board during the public hearing.

Click here to read the full Rules of Procedure.

Board Documents

  1. Community & Economic Development

    Physical Address
    1100 W Oak Street
    Zionsville, IN 46077

    Phone: 317-873-8247
    Fax: 317-873-8021

    Hours

    Monday - Friday

    8 a.m. - 4 p.m.