Board of Zoning Appeals
- 6 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month
- City Administration Building
City Council Chambers
107 E. Main Street
Xenia, OH 45385
Agendas & Minutes
For information on Board of Zoning Appeals agendas and meeting minutes, email the City Clerk or call 937-376-7235.
- David Harrison
- Mike Burrell
About the Board
The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is a group of volunteer Xenia citizens who serve as (1) the decision‐making body for variances from standards in the Land Development Code, and (2) a quasi-judicial appeals body for decisions of the City of Xenia Planning and Zoning Department staff. The BZA is established by Xenia City Charter Article VIII, §8.01, and governed by Section 1220.01(c) of the Land Development Code.
BZA members are residents of the City and are appointed by the City Council to staggered terms of four years each. One Council member serves as chair as appointed by the Council President at their second regular session in January of each year. The appointed Council member serves as chair for his/her entire term on Council. The staff representative is the City Planner or his/her designee.
Board of Zoning Appeals Application Process
The Planning and Zoning Department staff is available to assist applicants during every phase of the application process. Applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule a presubmittal meeting or phone call during which the applicant can learn about the BZA process. A presubmittal meeting also affords the applicant and staff the opportunity to address any initial concerns with the application. For more information or to schedule a meeting, please email the Code Enforcement Officer or call 937-376-7277.
Notice of Public Hearing
A notice for a public hearing is a required notice to be sent by the City to property owners who are in the vicinity of a property where development of or changes are proposed. Typical public hearing notices advertise a request for a variance, conditional use, or appeal. Such notices invite the public to participate in the decision-making process. If you received a notice of public hearing in the mail and you have questions, please contact the staff member at the number listed at the bottom of the notice.