Board of Zoning Appeals
The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is a division of the Planning & Economic Development Department. The Planning & Economic Development Director is the BZA Administrator.
- 7 p.m.
- Second Thursday of each month
- Richmond City Hall
36725 Division Road
Richmond, MI 48062
|December 17, 2018||January 10, 2019|
|January 21, 2019||February 14, 2019|
|February 18, 2019||March 14, 2019|
|March 18, 2019||April 11, 2019|
|April 15, 2019||May 9, 2019|
|May 20, 2019||June 13, 2019|
|June 17, 2019||July 11, 2019|
|July 15, 2019||August 8, 2019|
|August 19, 2019||September 12, 2019|
|September 16, 2019||October 10, 2019|
|October 21, 2019||November 14, 2019|
|November 18, 2019||December 12, 2019|
Notices of Board public hearings are displayed as classified legal advertisements in The North Macomb Voice newspaper prior to the public hearing date in accordance with applicable law.
When applying for Variances, the City of Richmond recommends scheduling a Pre-Application Meeting with the Planning & Economic Development Director. Pre-Application meetings are a great way to see if there are any issues prior to applying for Planning Commission consideration.
Richmond's Board of Zoning Appeals is a quasi-judicial body established by Article 24 of the City of Richmond Zoning Ordinance pursuant to the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Public Act 110 of 2006, as amended. The responsibilities of the Board of Zoning Appeals include:
- Hearing and deciding on appeals of administrative zoning decisions
- Authorizing variances from the strict application of the Zoning Ordinance under certain conditions
- Granting exceptions and special approvals in accordance with the provisions and conditions of the Zoning Ordinance
- Issue interpretations of the zoning map and Zoning Ordinance
The Board of Zoning Appeals is made up of five members of the community and two alternate members serving three-year terms commencing on January 1. Board members are appointed by the City Council.