Board of Zoning Appeals (ZBA)


  • As needed
  • City Hall

    114 North Kidd Street
    Ionia, Michigan 48846


The ZBA consists of five members appointed for three-year terms. One member of the ZBA is a member of the City Council as selected by the City Council. One member of the ZBA is a member of the Planning Commission as selected by the Planning Commission. The remaining three members are residents at large.

The ZBA is responsible for hearing requests from those appealing a decision of the city's Community Development Director or those requesting special exceptions from the city's Zoning Ordinance. The ZBA receives city staff assistance from the city's Community Development director.

The ZBA hears appeals/requests for variances from the city's Sign Ordinance pursuant to Chapter 1244 of the City Code. The ZBA meets to address sign variance requests on an as-needed basis.

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