Appeals of Administrative Decisions

Application of the city's zoning ordinance often requires staff to use some judgment when applying zoning requirements to specific situations.

If a property owner or a developer believes the decision of the staff is based on an incorrect interpretation of the ordinance, the interpretation can be appealed to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

The board will focus on the wording and intent of the ordinance provision, not on a specific location or piece of property. The decision of the board will affect all subsequent interpretations of that ordinance provision.