In accordance with the Emergency Ordinance to effectuate temporary changes in certain deadlines and to modify public meeting and public hearing practices and procedures to address continuity of operations associated with pandemic disaster, readopted on February 23, 2021, the public will not be able to physically attend the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting. The public is encouraged to participate and express their views electronically by emailing comments to Christopher.Perez-Leon@harrisonburgva.gov, or by calling in during the public hearing at: 540-437-2687.
The agenda will be posted at https://harrisonburg-va.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx the week prior to the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting.
Interested parties may watch the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting, including the public hearing, on Public Education Government Channel 3 or on the City’s website.
Prior to the meeting, questions may be directed to Zoning staff at 540-432-7700.
The Board of Zoning Appeals is a quasi-judicial board who are sworn in by the Circuit Court to serve a five year term. The function of the BZA is to hear and decide appeals from any decision or determination made by and zoning administrator and to authorize variances from the laws set forth in the Zoning Ordinance. The responsibilities of the Board of Zoning Appeals are in the City Code Section 10-3-132 through 10-3-140.
Individuals interested in deviating from the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance (not to include use changes) or interested in appealing a decision of the Zoning Administrator may request such action and apply to the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Five years - two successive.
Public Hearing Notices
Upcoming public hearing notices are available on the City's Public Hearing webpage.
Agenda and Minutes
*See COVID-19 UPDATE at top of this page for cancelled meetings.
|Board Members||Term||Term Expiration|
|Matthew Phillippi, Chair||2nd||3-20-23|
|Jim Orndoff, Planning Commission Representative||Tenure of Office||
Questions or Comments? Mail to City of Harrisonburg, Office of City Manager, Attn: (Board Member), 409 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.