Board of Zoning Appeals


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A 7-member Area Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) serves the community as the quasi-judicial body charged with hearing a variety of appeals that provide relief from specific terms of the zoning ordinance.


Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday, January through October and the 1st Wednesday in December at 6pm.


The variance procedure is intended to provide a means by which relief may be granted from unforeseen particular applications of the Zoning Resolution that create practical difficulties or particular hardships.

Special Exceptions

Conditional Uses are those having some special impact or uniqueness which require a careful review of their location, design, configuration and special impact to determine, against fixed standards, the desirability of permitting their establishment on a given site.


The Area Board of Zoning Appeals (ABZA) has the authority to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in an order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of the Zoning Resolution for Tippecanoe County.