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, storm water 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
- Dave DeVarti, Vice Chair
- Charlotte Wilson
- Michael Daniel
- Todd Grant
- Nicole Eisenmann
- Elizabeth Nelson, Appointed by City Council
- Chris Fraleigh
- Julia Goode
Apply to Serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals
Bylaws- Rules of the Zoning Board of Appeals (PDF)
Application Procedure and Forms
The Zoning Board of Appeals typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Larcom City Hall at 301 E Huron Street, Ann Arbor 48107. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one or more of these meetings may be held electronically instead of at the listed location. Notices of electronic meetings will be posted there no later than 18 hours prior to the meeting start.
2020 Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Schedule (PDF)
eComment Instructions for Electronically Held Meetings (PDF)
The Zoning Board of Appeals Application fees are as follows and are due at the time the application is filed.
- Single & Two-Family: $750 per address
- Multiple-Family & Commercial: $1,000 per address
- Administrative Appeal: $1,000
Payment is accepted by check or by credit card. Please fill out the Payment Information portion of the application.
Please email your complete application to email@example.com by noon of the due date.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.