Zoning Appeals

NOTICE:  As of Sept. 25, 2020, our office is without a Community Development Director/ Zoning Administrator.  The Board of County Commissioners is currently advertising and looking to fill the position.  On September 21, 2020, the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners put a moratorium on accepting applications that would need to go through the public hearing process, which includes Plats, Rezonings, Conditional Use Permits, Development Plan Amendments, and Board of Zoning Appeals cases.  Questions regarding Floodplain issues and Economic Development will also need to wait until a new Community Development Director is hired.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.  If you have questions about the process or applications for any of the above, please feel free to email our office.  Thank you for your patience.

 Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)


Zoning Appeals are brought before the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). The BZA hears the following requests: variances, special exceptions, and appeals to alleged errors in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the Zoning Administrator in enforcing the Zoning Regulations. The responsibilities, powers, and duties of the BZA are outlined in Article 27 of the Zoning Regulations.

All applicants requesting an interpretation, variance or exception to the Zoning Regulations should consult with Staff prior to submitting their final application. The purpose of the consultation is to advise the applicant of his rights and responsibilities in the filing of such application.

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