The Board of Zoning Appeals generally meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm
Historic Courthouse 17 Church Street Mathews, VA 23109
William S. Small, Chair P.O. Box 657 North, VA 23128 Phone: 804-725-4002 Email William S Small Term expires: March 2022
Peter Clendenin P.O. Box 125 98 Golden View Hallieford, VA 23068 Phone: 804-725-1930 Email Peter Clendenin Term expires: March 2023
William Story P.O. Box 117 Hudgins, VA 23076 Phone: 804-725-9134 Email William Story Term expires: June 2024
Sue Thomas P.O. Box 710 North, VA 23128 Phone: 804-815-6116 Email Sue Thomas Term expires: August 2026
VACANT (To fill the unexpired term of VandenBout) Term expires: March 2025
The Board of Zoning Appeals is a five-member body appointed by the Circuit Court based upon recommendation of The Board of Supervisors. Terms of members is five (5) years and they must be County residents.
The BZA has jurisdiction to hear three types of matters: variances, appeals, and interpretations of the zoning map.
A variance is an instance where the ordinance is relaxed in order to reduce a hardship. There are specific criteria, outlined in state code, that allow for the issuance of a variance.
Any person aggrieved with a decision of the zoning director may appeal that decision to the BZA.
If there is any uncertainty as to the location of a district boundary on the official zoning map, a citizen may apply to the BZA for an interpretation of the zoning district boundary.
Following a public hearing, the BZA decides to approve or deny the request, which is final, unless the aggrieved files a petition with the Circuit Court.