Zoning Board of Appeals

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​​​​Zoning Board of Appeals

The purpose of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is to hear and decide appeals and to authorize variances from the strict application of the zoning, off-street parking, landscape, streets, stormwater, and fence ordinances. 

The ZBA is composed of nine members of the public, including one member of the City Council and one member of the City Planning Commission.  ZBA members serve three-year terms.   

  • Candice Briere, Chair
  • Chris Fraleigh​, Vice Chair​​​
  • Dave DeVarti
  • Charlotte Wilson
  • Michael Daniel
  • Todd Grant
  • Nicole Eisenmann
  • Elizabeth Nelson, Appointed by City Council
  • Julia Goode

 Apply to Serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals​ 

Bylaws- Rules of the Zoning Board of Appeals (PDF)

eComment Instructions for Electronically Held Meetings (PDF)

Application Procedure and Forms

The Zoning Board of Appeals typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 PM. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all meetings will be held via Zoom, unless otherwise noted.  Notices of electronic meetings will be posted no later than 18 hours prior to the meeting start.

  • ​January 27, 2021
  • February 24, 2021​
  • March 24, 2021
  • April 28, 2021
  • May 26, 2021
  • June 23, 2021
  • July 28, 2021
  • August 25, 2021
  • September 22, 2021
  • October 27, 2021
  • December 01, 2021 (application due October 27th)

 Applications for a meeting are due by noon on the fourth Wednesday of the prior month unless otherwise noted.

The Zoning Board of Appeals Application fees are as follows and are due at the time the application is filed.

    • Single & Two-Family: $1,000 per address
    • Multiple-Family & Commercial: $1,000 per address
    • Administrative Appeal: $1,500

All Planning Services operations are taking place remotely. Please email your complete application to [email protected] by noon of the ​due date. Upon receipt of your application, you will be contacted for fee payment.

Zoning Board of Appeals Application (PDF)


The Zoning Board of Appeals meeting schedule, packets, minutes, and videos are available at the City of Ann Arbor's Legislative Information Center. 

  • Access the calendar page.
  • Select "Zoning Board of Appeals" from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.
  • Click on the "Search Calendar" button. 
  • Staff reports can be found by clicking the "Meeting Details" link for each meeting date.

For copies of minutes prior to September 2011, contact Mia Gale at 734.794.6000 x 42665 or email [email protected]


Jon Barrett, Zoning Coordinator
734.794.6000 x 42654

Kristen Vander Lugt, ​ Administrative Assistant 
734.794.6000 x42618