Board of Zoning Appeals

The Franklin City Board of Zoning Appeals shall hear and decide all petitions involving appeals of administrative decisions, special exceptions, use variances, and variances from developmental standards.  The duties of the BZA are to hear and determine appeals from and review the following:

  • Any order, requirements, decision or determination made by an administrative official, hearing officer, or staff member under the Zoning Ordinance;
  • Any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative board or other body except a Plan Commission in relation to the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance; or
  • Any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative board or other body except a Plan Commission in relation to the enforcement or regulation adopted under Chapter 8 of the Zoning Ordinance requiring the procurement of an improvement location (building) or occupancy permit.
  • (IC 36-7-4-918.2)  The BZA shall approve or deny all special exceptions from the terms of the Zoning Ordinance.
  • (IC 36-7-4-918.4)  The BZA shall approve or deny variances of use from the terms of the Zoning Ordinance.
  • (IC 36-7-4-918.5)  The BZA shall approve or deny variances from the developmental standards (such as height, bulk, or area) of the Zoning Ordnance.

 


Franklin City Board of Zoning Appeals  information as established in Indiana Code 36-7-4-901, in conjunction with the Franklin City Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 10 "Board of Zoning Appeals & Enforcement"

 

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS MEMBERS - 2019

Jim Martin, Chairman
 
Phil Barrow, Vice Chairman
 
Charlotte Sullivan, Secretary
 
Brian Alsip, Member
 
Rev. Richard Martin, Member
 
Lynn Gray, Legal Counsel
 
Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.                        Updated  01-16-19